Mastering Crystal Reports 2008

Mastering Crystal Reports 2008

by David McAmis


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Learn how to master Crystal Reports to turn your data into decision-making information. This comprehensive title features step-by-step instructions and over 50 sample reports and projects to help you master the tips, tricks and techniques involved in creating presentation-quality reports. From basic reporting techniques to advanced reports and analysis, this book breaks it all down in a format that you can use to master Crystal Reports 2008.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Crystal Reports?
Chapter 2: Report Design Overview
Chapter 3: Your First Report
Chapter 4: Working with the Report Designer
Chapter 5: Report Formatting
Chapter 6: Working with Sections
Chapter 7: Working with Groups
Chapter 8: Summarizing Report Data
Chapter 9: Record Selection
Chapter 10: Working with Parameter Fields
Chapter 11: Formulas, Functions and SQL Expressions
Chapter 12: Using Subreports
Chapter 13: Working with Cross-Tabs
Chapter 14: Charting and Mapping
Chapter 15: Exporting Reports
Chapter 16: Working with Data Sources
Chapter 17: Reporting from Universes
Chapter 18: Working with Crystal Reports Server
Appendix A: Developer Resources & Sample Code
Appendix B: Integrating Crystal Xcelsius

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780980745801
Publisher: Kuiper Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

David McAmis is a solution architect, consultant, author and educator with over 14 years of experience with BusinessObjects technology, working with clients in the US, Australia, Thailand, Korea and Hong Kong.

David is considered to be an expert in the field of business intelligence. He has developed an impressive reputation with the SAP BusinessObjects range of products and has written over twenty computer books, with six focused on SAP BusinessObjects technology.

As the Technical Director at Avantis Information Systems (, he fulfils the roles of enterprise architect and Business Intelligence (BI) Evangelist and brings to bear experience across a wide number of platforms, databases and ERP systems (including SAP, JD Edwards and Baan) to deliver innovative solutions for common business problems.

David has travelled the world educating developers and end-users on the benefits of business intelligence and information management. Over the course of his career, he has instructed over 2,000 students in the use of the BusinessObjects suite of Business Intelligence tools. He is a certified trainer and teaches courses on behalf of SAP Australia, as well as for Avantis' own clients.

He is an SAP Certified Application Associate (times 4) for Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects Enterprise, BusinessObjects Web Intelligence and BusinessObjects Data Integrator.

David has written over 600 articles for computer magazines and trade journals and is a recognized expert in business intelligence and information management. His books on Crystal Reports are consistent best-sellers and he is a frequent conference speaker.

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