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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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Foreword

Crystal Reports version 10 was officially launched in January 2004, which is fitting because the month was named for the Roman god Janus. Janus is the god of gates, doors, beginnings, and endings. Crystal Reports version 10 has been released in a time of change marked by a key ending and some exciting beginings.

On December 11, 2003, Business Objects acquired Crystal Decisions. Although Business Objects and Crystal Decisions were perceived as direct competitors, Business Intelligence users knew these companies essentially offered complementary products. Both companies approached the problem of presenting data to users in different manners. Business Objects had focused on empowering end users to develop and manipulate data in an ad hoc ...

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