SAP Crystal Reports For Microsoft Visual Studio
Made Easy (Developer Edition)

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
First Edition June 2013
ISBN-10: 1-935208-19-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-935208-19-8
LCCN: 2013942583

356 Pages
Price $49.95 US

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If you want to learn more than the basics of Crystal Reports, including using functions, enhancing parameter fields with formulas, creating subreports and more, our book, Crystal Reports Beyond The Basics will take your report design skills to the next level. It may be just what you are looking for.

If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of step-by-step instructions and screen shots to let you know that you are mastering Crystal Reports For Visual Studio design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. SAP Crystal Reports For Microsoft Visual Studio (Developers Edition) book is a self-paced guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you over the rough areas, and enhance your Crystal Reports knowledge. In a user-friendly way, you will tackle the topics listed below and much, much more, without getting "stressed" out. You will learn the skills required to become an effective report designer.

- Basic reporting skills and report design techniques
- Database concepts
- Connect to a database
- Create reports using the wizards and from scratch
- Select, sort, group and summarize data
- Create charts
- Use the Formula Editor and Formula Workshop to manipulate data and create formulas
- Create Top N reports

Crystal Reports is the most popular report writing software on the market. SAP Crystal Reports For Visual Studio will lead the novice and intermediate user through the features of Crystal Reports, which will take your skills to the next level. This book is not for Crystal Reports advanced or power users. To help you become familiar with the options, this book contains over 500 screen shots that provide a visual tour of the software.

Visual Studio 2010 or higher is required to use this version of Crystal Reports.

This book replaces Crystal Reports For Visual Studio 2010.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 - Getting Started With SAP Crystal Reports For Visual Studio
Chapter 2 - Toolbars, Menus And Customization Options
Chapter 3 - Database Terminology And The Crystal Reports Workspace
Chapter 4 - Create Your First Report
Chapter 5 - Creating Reports From Scratch
Chapter 6 - Aligning Objects On A Report
Chapter 7 - Editing And Formatting Reports
Chapter 8 - Selecting Records
Chapter 9 - Grouping, Sorting And Summarizing Records
Chapter 10 - Creating Custom Groups
Chapter 11 - Using The Report Creation Wizards
Chapter 12 - Exporting Reports
Chapter 13 - Creating Formulas And Using Functions
Chapter 14 - Conditional Formatting
Chapter 15 - Using The Section Expert

Chapter 16 - Creating Charts
Chapter 17 - Parameter Field Basics
Chapter 18 - Creating Dynamic And Cascading Parameter Fields

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