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Sams Teach Yourself Crystal Reports® 9 in 24 Hours by Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald, Steve Lucas, Joe Estes, Kathryn Hunt

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Chapter 5. Creating and Designing Basic Reports

Because the previous hours have focused on using wizards as much as possible to create reports, this hour focuses on creating reports without the extra help.

The logic of designing a report from the beginning of the thought process will be the key difference for this hour from any of the previous hours. Wizards are great because they are speedy, but let's de-mystify reporting as much as possible.

This hour covers the following:

  • Planning a report

  • Creating a report storyboard

  • Designing a Crystal Report

  • Creating a report

Planning a Report

Using the Report Wizard makes the process of creating a report incredibly easy. Now we're going to build a similar report without the wizard. We'll have more control over ...

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