Crystal Reports 2008 Official Guide

Whether you’re a DBA, data warehousing or business intelligence professional, reporting specialist, or developer, this book has the answers you need. Through hands-on examples, you’ll systematically master Crystal Reports and Xcelsius 2008’s most powerful features for creating, distributing, and delivering content. One step at a time, long-time Crystal Reports insiders take you from the basics through advanced content creation and delivery using Xcelsius, Crystal Reports Server,, and the offline Crystal Reports Viewer.

Every significant enhancement introduced in Crystal Reports 2008 is covered, including its new visualization options and more robust Web services capabilities. The book concludes by showing how to use Crystal Reports’ powerful .NET and Java SDKs to customize and extend enterprise reporting in virtually unlimited ways.

  • Learn hands-on, through step-by-step examples and exercises–and discover tips and tricks proven in real-world enterprise environments
  • Master new Crystal Reports 2008 features, including interactive report viewing, Xcelsius dashboarding, Flex, and Flash integration, Report Designer improvements, report bursting, and more
  • Publish professional-quality reports against virtually any data source, including relational and OLAP databases, Universes, SAP, PeopleSoft, JavaBeans, .NET/COM objects, XML, and more
  • Discover advanced visualization techniques using Xcelsius, charts, and maps
  • Learn methods for distributing reports and integrating content into other applications
  • Learn about the latest reporting addition to the Business Objects family–Xcelsius and begin creating dynamic and interactive dashboards

Find all this and more at

  • Java and .NET sample reports and code samples for all examples in the book
  • Bonus chapters, tips, tricks, and links to great reporting resources

Book Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Sams (September 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672329891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672329890
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