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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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Adding Alerting to Your Reports

Although calling out outlying values can be accomplished by using conditional formatting, the alerting feature inside Crystal Reports allows for more interactive identification of key data as well as pushing of those alerts to end users via Crystal Enterprise's alerting functionality.

A report alert is a custom notification created within Crystal Reports, triggered when a predetermined condition is met. An alert is comprised of three integral parts:

  • Name

  • Trigger (condition or threshold)

  • Message

Alerts serve the dual functions of bringing end-user attention to a certain condition being met and focusing end-user attention on specifically relevant data in a report—thereby increasing user efficiency. Some examples of ...

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