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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 24. Crystal Reports in Applications—a Developer's Perspective

In Hour 23, you learned about the various methods for distributing reports. Sometimes, the only requirement is to get the report into a business user's hands, potentially by printing a hard copy. However, this hour focuses on more advanced requirements, which involve delivering reports electronically to business users in the form of a custom application. Sometimes, the entire purpose of the application is just to display reports, but more commonly, reporting is just a component of the surrounding application, which has another purpose such as a general ledger or inventory management.

In this hour, you will learn about the developer tools available to you in Crystal Reports 9 ...

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