This best-seller has been fully updated for Crystal Reports XI (extreme insight) -- the first jointly developed release of this leading report writing and analysis software since the acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects. Readers will learn to create visually appealing reports that communicate content effectively using helpful features such as charts, complex formulas, custom functions, sorting and grouping, Business Views, and more. Publishing and viewing reports on the Web is also explained in detail. NEW coverage includes: All the new user interface elements; New Dynamic/Cascading Parameter Fields; and, Using Crystal Reports with Business Objects Enterprise XI.
The most definitive resource on Crystal Reports available! Create presentation-quality reports using the most powerful data analysis tool and this comprehensive guide. Crystal Reports 8.5: The Complete Reference explains in detail how to use the software to analyze and format data, generate reports, and perform advanced interactive reporting from the Web. Also, learn to develop custom applications and incorporate any Crystal Report into your Windows applications.
This book is a must read for anyone deploying BusinessObjects. It covers everything from planning your upgrade to the latest release, to best practices in universe design, and powerful report creation that maximizes business insight. This book covers the most frequently used features for the full BI suite, in one comprehensive book. There's in depth coverage of Designer, security via the Central Management Console, InfoView, Web Intelligence, and Desktop Intelligence. It goes beyond step-by-step instructions to cover how and why in a business context. Transition notes are interspersed for version 5 and 6 customers to understand the biggest changes in XI Release 2. If you drive BI requirements in your company or are a data warehouse program manager, Business Objects administrator, report author or consumer, this book is for you.
The definitive reference for building actionable business intelligence—completely revised for SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0. Unleash the full potential of business intelligence with fact-based decisions, aligned to business goals, using reports and dashboards that lead from insight to action. SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference offers completely updated coverage of the latest BI platform. Find out how to work with the new Information Design Tool to create universes that access multiple data sources and SAP BW. See how to translate complex business questions into highly efficient Web Intelligence queries and publish your results to the BI Launchpad. Learn how to create dashboards from data sourced through a universe or spreadsheet. The most important concepts for universe designers, report and dashboard authors, and business analysts are fully explained and illustrated by screenshots, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. Establish and evolve BI goals Maximize your BI investments by offering the right module to the right user Create robust universes with the Information Design Tool, leveraging multiple data sources, derived tables, aggregate awareness, and parameters Develop a security plan that is scalable and flexible Design Web Intelligence reports from basic to advanced Create sophisticated calculations and advanced formatting to highlight critical business trends Build powerful dashboards to embed in PowerPoint or the BI Launchpad Use Explorer to visually navigate large data sets and uncover patterns
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Create presentation-quality reports and complex, interactive analysis documents both on and off the Web with help from this thorough resource. Learn to use this powerful reporting tool to develop and design reports, make maps, tables, and charts, and much more. Produce visually appealing reports quickly and effectively, extract and present data from SQL databases, download ready-to-use sample report templates. Get the information, advice, and tools you’ll need to conquer the learning curve and produce winning reports and report-based applications.
Your One-Stop Guide to Enterprise Reporting with Crystal Reports 2008 Transform disconnected corporate data into compelling, interactive business intelligence using all of the powerful tools available in Crystal Reports 2008. Through detailed explanations, real-world examples, and expert advice, this comprehensive guide shows you how to create, maintain, and distribute dynamic, visually appealing enterprise database reports. Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference explains how to select and gather pertinent business data, organize it into manageable groups, and assemble it into user-friendly business reports. You will learn how to improve report interactivity with sort controls and the parameter panel; solve complex reporting problems with cross-tabs and subreports; integrate Crystal Xcelsius dashboards; reduce development time; and publish your results to Web and Windows applications. Integrate pictures, multimedia files, graphs, and charts Allow user-controlled report sorting with new sort controls Develop sophisticated formulas and custom functions with the Formula Workshop Embed Flash files, including Xcelsius 2008 interactive dashboards Create complex cross-tab reports with new derived rows and columns Export reports into Word, Excel, Acrobat, and updated XML formats Enhance Web interactivity with the new parameter panel and optional parameter fields Work with SQL databases, OLAP cubes, and proprietary systems Centralize design elements and auto-update reports using the repository Schedule and distribute reports with the latest BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0 Embed reports in Web and Windows applications using Visual Studio 2008
This book is specifically for the version of Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio 2005. If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots that show you how to learn and use the version of Crystal Reports that comes bundled with Visual Studio 2005, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005 For Beginners book, is a self-paced visual 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. This book is for the beginner and intermediate user. To help you become familiar with the options and features, this book contains over 500 illustrations that provide a visual tour of the software. Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008, ISBN 978-0-9773912-8-8 is also available. If you are looking for a beginners book for Crystal Reports XI, see ISBN 978-0-9773912-3-3.
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BusinessObjects may seem like a dauntingly complex topic, but BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies makes is a snap. Even if you're new to business intelligence tools, this user-friendly guide makes it easy to access, format and share data, analyze the information this data contains, and measure your organization’s performance. In no time, you'll be finding your way around Universes to see how everything is shaping up, viewing and creating reports, building powerful queries on your organizations database, and measuring your company's performance using BusinessObjects XI Release 2. This completely jargon-free handbook will put you in complete control of the ways and means of a truly exciting and powerful suite of business intelligence tools. Discover how to: Make business decisions with help from BusinessObjects Use BusinessObjects XI wizards Perform a server installation Create and define a Universe Set up desktop reporting Customize and use InfoView Measure performance with Dashboard and Analytics Take advantage of data marts and understand how they fit into your BusinessObjects system Created by a team with more than 15 years combined experience working with BusinessObjects tools, BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies comes complete with several short lists of useful information, including tips on how to prepare for a successful BusinessObjects integration and helpful resources beyond the pages of this book. You'll also find an overview of Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects’ companion reporting tool.
The authorized guide to the latest edition of the #1 business intelligence software product - Crystal Reports. More than 16 million licenses of Crystal Reports have been shipped to date. This book is a reference designed to provide hands-on guidance for the latest release of the product suite. The latest version of Crystal Reports and the Business Objects enterprise reporting suite delivers vast product enhancements and a tighter integration that will drive upgrades from licensees. Brand new features (e.g. Dynamic and Cascading Parameter Generation) will also appeal to new audiences. Over 1 million new Business Intelligence licensees will be migrating to the Crystal Enterprise Reporting platform, as this is the first release of the software with the existing Business Objects (BO) products being integrated into the Crystal infrastructure. As Business Objects insiders, the authors bring unique and valuable real-world perspectives on implementations and uses of the Crystal Reports product. The book also includes content, tutorials and samples for reporting within the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and J2EE development environments and also on top of the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and the Peoplesoft platform. Advanced content on report distribution and integration into the secured managed reporting solution known as Business Objects Enterprise XI, is also now included in this definitive user guide with coverage on the new Web Services SDK.
Produce winning presentations and reports with expert advice from this definitive guide. Discover vital tips on how to best utilize Crystal Reports’ features to analyze data, and build professional, complex, and effective reports. Find the entire spectrum of user knowledge—from advice for new users on how to develop, design, and build a simple report, to in-depth information on complex features such as Crystal Server Pages and integrating Crystal Reports into Visual Basic.NET programs.
If you have to generate reports with Crystal Reports in an SAP NetWeaver BW environment, this is the book you need. You'll learn how to quickly create effective reports that get the right information to the right people. This book covers the primary features and functions of Crystal Reports, while paying special attention to integrating with other BusinessObjects and SAP applications and data sources. The SAP BI Toolset Learn about all the reporting and analytics tools that comprise the SAP BI toolset, including Crystal Reports, Xcelsius, and Web Intelligence. SAP BW as a Crystal Reports Data Source Explore how SAP NetWeaver BW can function as a data source for Crystal Reports. Flexible Formatting Select from a variety of possible report layouts and learn how to design more flexible reports that provide feedback to the end user. Filtering Discover the two tools that allow users to filter data in SAP NetWeaver BW reports -- the BW variable and the Crystal Reports parameter. Sub-Reports Find out how to use sub-reports to retrieve data from different data sources.Highlights * SAP BI Toolset * Relational Databases * InfoProviders * BW Queries * Crystal Reports Data Sources * Key Figures * Aggregates * Crystal Reports Templates * Filtering Data * BW Variables * Highlighting Expert * Publishing Reports
Crystal Reports is one of the most powerful software packages on the market and is used across all business sectors and industries. The author writes: "Throughout my entire career, one of the most common phrases I hear is: 'The software can't do it.' As a result, Crystal Reports has a poor reputation within the IT community, and is one of the widest implemented, yet most underutilised software packages. Ninety nine percent of the time, Crystal Reports can do 'it', or rather could do it if the report writer knew how to write formulas. Yet, no Crystal Reports books available cover formulas in any sort of depth....until now." Formulas are as powerful to Crystal Reports as macros are to MS Excel. Unfortunately, while numerous books exist focusing on learning macros for all skill levels, none exist for Crystal Reports formulas. This book sets out to redress the balance and provide the first step by step guide for creating formulas, for all versions of Crystal Reports, which is aimed at people with little or no programming knowledge.
Fourth Edition - The Beginner's Guide to Crystal Reports 2016 was written as a quick start guide for beginners, and not intended as a comprehensive reference manual. The beginner-level skills of Crystal Reports is easy to learn and can be achieved within a few hours of hands-on learning. With an established data source connection, learning and using Crystal Reports 2016 is as easy as using Microsoft Office. Learn how to setup a data connection, examine a data structure, create a new report, add data fields, format a report, add pictures, charts and create formulas. See how to filter data, setup user parameters and create a summary report with drill-down features. This book demystifies the complexity of learning Crystal Reports and presents it as a user-friendly application. This book is currently used in corporate training focused primarily for non-programmers how to extract system data and create basic reports. This book is intended to provide the reader the basic skills at creating simple reports and the confidence to learn additional skills independently. This book is NOT a reference manual.
Would you read information presented like this? No. It’s just not natural. Sometimes presentation is almost as important as content. When you create a report, the goal is to provide information for readers in a format they can readily understand. Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, the latest version of the most popular report writer in the world, shows you how to create simple or sophisticated reports, turning data into interactive, actionable reports that convey what’s happening in your business. You can progress cover-to-cover or use the index to find out how to: Give your reports more pizzazz by using the correct fonts, color, drop shadows, graphic elements, and more Integrate elements from multiple, non-database sources Group sort, total result sets, cross-tab reports, and add formulas, charts, or maps Print reports Use customized Business Views gleaned from the same information to provide each reader with information he or she needs to know without spilling all the beans, sales figures, marketing information, or whatever Present multi-dimensional data in OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cubes Get ideas from sample reports on the companion Web site Written by Allen G. Taylor, nationally known lecturer, teacher, and author of over 20 books, including Database Development for Dummies, Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies makes it crystal clear how to: Store your information securely in Crystal Repository Use Crystal Analysis 10 to display OLAP data so you and your report’s readers can analyze the information in an online environment Use Crystal Enterprise to put Crystal Reports online for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people in your organization Whether you want to dazzle your company’s CEO and shareholders, motivate the sales force, or simply share database information cogently, with Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies you not only make your point, you an impression. When your reports look professional, you look professional.
All-in-One is all you need! This authoritative reference offers complete coverage of all material on all three Crystal Reports Certified Professional exams, including content for each of the three electives. You’ll find exam objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, and end-of-chapter practice questions. The bonus CD-ROM contains a testing engine with questions found only on the CD. This comprehensive guide not only helps you pass the challenging CRCP exam, but will also serve as an invaluable on-the-job reference.
Present a unified view of complex BI using the entire Tableau 8 toolkit Create and distribute dynamic, feature-rich data visualizations and highly interactive BI dashboards--quickly and easily! Tableau 8: The Official Guide provides the hands-on instruction and best practices you need to meet your business intelligence objectives and drive better decision making. Discover how to work from the Tableau GUI, load BI from disparate sources, drag and drop to analyze data, set up custom visualizations, and build robust dashboards. This practical guide shows you, step by step, how to design and publish meaningful business communications to end users across your enterprise. Navigate the Tableau user interface and data window Connect to spreadsheets, databases, and other sources Select data fields and drag them to desired screen locations Work with pre-defined visualizations and sample workbooks Display background maps and perform geographic analysis Add calculated fields, graphs, charts, tables, and statistics Combine multiple data sources into real-time dashboards Export your visualizations to the Web or in various file formats Electronic content includes: Videos that demonstrate the techniques presented in the book Sample Tableau workbooks
Complete reference for Crystal Reports XI users and the suite of Enterprise Reporting products from Business Objects.; Authors are Business Objects insiders with unique perspectives on implementations; 16 million+ licenses of Crystal Reports shipped and Business Objects owns the largest footprint of Business Intelligence products; Product enhancements including dynamic and cascading parameters and advanced Microsoft Office integration, will drive purchases from users seeking a migration reference Special Edition Using Business Objects Crystal Reports XI is a reference guide designed to provide hands-on experience with the latest release of the product suite. The latest version of Crystal Reports and the Business Objects' enterprise reporting suite delivers vast product enhancements that will drive upgrades from licensees seeking a reference to help them migrate. Brand new features (e.g. Dynamic and Cascading Parameter Generation) will also appeal to entire new audiences. Crystal Enterprise Reporting platform, as this is the first release of the software with the existing Business Objects (BO) products being integrated into the Crystal infrastructure. As Business Objects insiders, the authors bring unique and valuable real-world perspectives on implementations and uses of the Crystal Reports product. The book also includes content, tutorials and samples for reporting within the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET and J2EE development environments and also on top of the SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) and the Peoplesoft platform. Advanced content on report distribution and integration into the secured managed reporting solution known as Business Objects Enterprise XI, is also now included in this definitive user guide with coverage on the new Web Services SDK. www quepublishing.com and www usingcrystal.com will include all sample reporting content, web interfaces and code along with bonus chapters.
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