By George Peck
Create successful displays and stories utilizing the main strong information research software and this accomplished consultant. This booklet explains the right way to use the software program to research and layout facts, generate studies, practice complex interactive reporting from the internet, and masses extra, making it the final word one-stop Crystal reviews source.
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You can also choose from virtually all popular client/server or SQL databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Informix, and Sybase. Crystal Reports even supports proprietary data types, such as Web server activity logs, the Windows NT/ 2000 event log, Microsoft Exchange systems, and XML-formatted data. These data types are all chosen here. The Database Expert categorizes types of databases, shown as small folder icons with plus signs next to them. Depending on the type of database you want to report on, click the plus sign next to one of the following database categories: ■ Current Connections Displays a list of any databases you may already have connected to when working with previous reports.
Table 1-2 shows some of the guideline issues that may crop up in your report-design process, along with ways of solving the problems. If you created the report with a report wizard, you'll see that Crystal Reports inserted horizontal guidelines on the left side of the Design tab. You can add these yourself if you use the Blank Report option. Just click in the side ruler to add a horizontal guideline. Then attach objects to them on the top, bottom, or middle. Move the guideline to move whole lines of objects up or down at the same time.
From this point forward, if you don’t want to specify any other report features, such as grouping, totaling, charting, or record selection, you may click the Finish button to display the report. 7. If you wish to have your report contain report groups, choose one or more fields from the Available Fields list on the Group portion of the wizard and click the right-arrow button. Grouping puts all report records together on the report whose chosen grouping fields are the same. Grouping is similar to just sorting records, but groups can have subtotals, counts, averages, or other summaries at the end.
Crystal Reports(R) 9: The Complete Reference by George Peck