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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Creating Advanced Record Selection Formulas

Although creating a simple report can be very useful for an end user, highlighting notable information can increase the utility of the report because it saves time spent looking for trends and crucial data. Outliers, data that falls above or below the average of a specified threshold, often contain key information.

This chapter focuses on drawing attention to key data by using record selections and introducing SQL expressions, and introduces report alerting.

Although many filters are simple enough to be defined using the Select Expert, most real-world reports require editing the record selection formula itself. Before covering the best practices for creating formulas, review the material on record selections ...

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