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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 12. Implementing Parameters for Dynamic Reporting

A common goal of report design is to provide a single report that can service very specific reporting requirements, yet also accommodate a large audience of business users. Parameter fields allow you to satisfy this requirement and provide three primary benefits:

  • Additional level of interactivity for business users when viewing reports—a sales report can prompt the business user for her specific district or territory.

  • Ability to segment reports in many different ways to reduce the number of reports necessary to service the demands of the business users—a sales report can be segmented by district to service the needs all district-level business users with one report.

  • Greater control over the ...

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