Crystal Reports Encyclopedia Volume 1: Professional XI Reports

Make your reporting projects a success with this comprehensive, tutorial based guide. The Crystal Reports Encyclopedia gives you over 600 pages of thorough report design coverage. Whether you're just learning Crystal Reports, or you are a seasoned expert, there is something here for you.


New users will quickly get up to speed on reporting fundamentals. Each chapter starts out teaching you the introductory concepts. New features are added in stages to make learning easy. Step-by-step tutorials throughout the chapters let you practice creating specific reports that you can put to use immediately. Grow beyond the basics and learn to use sub-reports, cross-tab objects, and dynamic cascading prompts. A Crystal/Basic syntax reference guide will have you quickly writing custom formulas.


Advanced tutorials at the end of a chapter show you the tricks that professional report writers use. See how cross-tab reports are generated internally and learn how to override cross-tab data with custom functions. Use the ContentLocale function to create international reports. Maximize SQL performance with advanced queries for joining tables. Find out when views are faster than stored procedures, and learn how to update the database as your report prints!


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Sample Chapter Excerpts

Find out about all the great features in this book by reading excerpts from the following chapters.


The tutorials in this book are very easy to follow. The Best Of The Forum sections and real-life examples are fantastic.
- Ziang T.
I just finsished reading the chapter on financial reporting. This is something I wish I had years ago when I first started writing reports. Seeing the exact steps for creating a Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss statement would have saved me hours of frustration.
- Lucas P.
This is a great reference book for programming Crystal Reports. The chapters on formulas and Crystal Syntax are the best I've seen in any Crystal Reports book yet!
- Albert N.
Brian, I just wanted to thank you for sending me a pre-release copy of your new CR Encyclopedia book. I wasn't sure what to expect, but you really went all out on this one. This is a great reference that I'll keep by my computer. Thanks again!
- Marcus S.