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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 14. Using Cross-Tabs for Summarized Reporting

Cross-tabs are highly formatted and densely populated reports that look a lot like a spreadsheet. This hour will give you an understanding of how and when to use cross-tabs for your reporting needs.

  • Fundamentals in Cross-Tab Reports

  • Using the Cross-Tab Wizard

  • Using Top N with Cross-Tab Reports

  • New Features in Crystal Reports version 9

What Is a Cross-Tab?

Before getting into how to use cross-tabs in Crystal Reports, it would be beneficial to know what they actually are and when they are useful in reporting.

A cross-tab is a fully summarized set of cells in a grid format. It summarizes values both across as well as down. It is a compact representation of information that is grouped on two different ...

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