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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 17. Using Formulas and Custom Functions to Implement Complex Business Logic

This hour looks at how to use more advanced formulas and functions to accomplish many mundane and repetitive tasks. Also, we will look at how the formulas and functions can help alleviate redundancy:

  • Becoming More Productive with Formulas

  • Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax

  • Brackets Have Meaning

  • Characters also Have Meaning

  • New in Crystal Reports Version 9

Becoming More Productive with Formulas

Because an earlier hour focuses on the basics of formulas, this hour focuses on some lesser known facts and tricks to make formula work more productive as well as less repetitive.

Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax

In previous hours, the ...

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