Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054253
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Computers

Would you read information presented like this? No. It’s just not natural. Sometimes presentation is almost as important as content. When you create a report, the goal is to provide information for readers in a format they can readily understand. Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, the latest version of the most popular report writer in the world, shows you how to create simple or sophisticated reports, turning data into interactive, actionable reports that convey what’s happening in your business. You can progress cover-to-cover or use the index to find out how to: Give your reports more pizzazz by using the correct fonts, color, drop shadows, graphic elements, and more Integrate elements from multiple, non-database sources Group sort, total result sets, cross-tab reports, and add formulas, charts, or maps Print reports Use customized Business Views gleaned from the same information to provide each reader with information he or she needs to know without spilling all the beans, sales figures, marketing information, or whatever Present multi-dimensional data in OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cubes Get ideas from sample reports on the companion Web site Written by Allen G. Taylor, nationally known lecturer, teacher, and author of over 20 books, including Database Development for Dummies, Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies makes it crystal clear how to: Store your information securely in Crystal Repository Use Crystal Analysis 10 to display OLAP data so you and your report’s readers can analyze the information in an online environment Use Crystal Enterprise to put Crystal Reports online for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people in your organization Whether you want to dazzle your company’s CEO and shareholders, motivate the sales force, or simply share database information cogently, with Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies you not only make your point, you an impression. When your reports look professional, you look professional.

Database Development For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118085257
Release Date: 2011-05-09
Genre: Computers

From ATMs to the personal finance, online shopping to networked information management, databases permeate every nook and cranny of our highly-connected, information-intensive world. Databases have become so integral to the business environment that, nowadays, it’s next to impossible to stay competitive without the assistance of some sort of database technology—no matter what type or size of business you run. But developing your own database can be very tricky. In fact, whether you want to keep records for a small business or run a large e-commerce website, developing the right database system can be a major challenge. Which is where this friendly guide comes in. From data modeling methods and development tools to Internet accessibility and security, Database Development For Dummies shows you, step-by-step, everything you need to know about building a custom system from the ground up. You’ll discover how to: Model data accurately Design a reliable functional database Deliver robust relational databases on time and on budget Build a user-friendly database application Put your database on the Web In plain English, author Allen Taylor acquaints you with the most popular data modeling methods, and he shows you how to systematically design and develop a system incorporating a database and one or more applications that operate on it. Important topics he explores include: Understanding database architecture and how it has evolved Recognizing how database technology affects everyday life Using a structured approach to database development Creating an appropriate data model Developing a reliable relational design Understanding the complexities you’re likely to encounter in designing a database and how to simplify them Implementing your design using Microsoft Access 2000, SQL Server and other powerful database development tools Keeping your database secure Putting your database on the Internet Today’s powerful, low-cost database development tools make it possible for virtually anybody to create their own database. Get Database Development For Dummies and discover what it takes to design, develop and implement a sophisticated database system tailored to you and your company’s current and future data storage and management needs.

Crystal Reports 8 5 The Complete Reference

Author: George Peck
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0072193271
Release Date: 2001-10-26
Genre: Computers

The most definitive resource on Crystal Reports available! Create presentation-quality reports using the most powerful data analysis tool and this comprehensive guide. Crystal Reports 8.5: The Complete Reference explains in detail how to use the software to analyze and format data, generate reports, and perform advanced interactive reporting from the Web. Also, learn to develop custom applications and incorporate any Crystal Report into your Windows applications.

BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies

Author: Derek Torres
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111805198X
Release Date: 2011-02-04
Genre: Computers

BusinessObjects may seem like a dauntingly complex topic, but BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies makes is a snap. Even if you're new to business intelligence tools, this user-friendly guide makes it easy to access, format and share data, analyze the information this data contains, and measure your organization’s performance. In no time, you'll be finding your way around Universes to see how everything is shaping up, viewing and creating reports, building powerful queries on your organizations database, and measuring your company's performance using BusinessObjects XI Release 2. This completely jargon-free handbook will put you in complete control of the ways and means of a truly exciting and powerful suite of business intelligence tools. Discover how to: Make business decisions with help from BusinessObjects Use BusinessObjects XI wizards Perform a server installation Create and define a Universe Set up desktop reporting Customize and use InfoView Measure performance with Dashboard and Analytics Take advantage of data marts and understand how they fit into your BusinessObjects system Created by a team with more than 15 years combined experience working with BusinessObjects tools, BusinessObjects XI Release 2 For Dummies comes complete with several short lists of useful information, including tips on how to prepare for a successful BusinessObjects integration and helpful resources beyond the pages of this book. You'll also find an overview of Crystal Reports, BusinessObjects’ companion reporting tool.

Crystal Reports XI The Complete Reference

Author: George Peck
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071502343
Release Date: 2005-11-09
Genre: Computers

This best-seller has been fully updated for Crystal Reports XI (extreme insight) -- the first jointly developed release of this leading report writing and analysis software since the acquisition of Crystal Decisions by Business Objects. Readers will learn to create visually appealing reports that communicate content effectively using helpful features such as charts, complex formulas, custom functions, sorting and grouping, Business Views, and more. Publishing and viewing reports on the Web is also explained in detail. NEW coverage includes: All the new user interface elements; New Dynamic/Cascading Parameter Fields; and, Using Crystal Reports with Business Objects Enterprise XI.

SQL All in One For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118038657
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Computers

The soup-to-nuts guide on all things SQL! SQL, or structured query language, is the international standard language for creating and maintaining relational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in use today and is essential for the storage and retrieval of database information. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all its related topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces for you to understand. You’ll get the goods on relational database design, development, and maintenance, enabling you to start working with SQL right away! Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it is integral for the storage and retrieval of database information Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any new features Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQL queries, data security, database tuning, and more Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as well as SQL and XML If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to the bestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, then this is the book for you!

Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Peter Weverka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119310624
Release Date: 2016-08-18
Genre: Computers

The stress-free way to get up and running with Windows 10 If you're a first-time, over-50 Windows user looking for an authoritative, easy-to-follow guide to the basics of this new operating system, look no further. This no-nonsense book cuts through confusing jargon and covers just what you need to know, providing lots of helpful figures along the way! Whether you're upgrading to the new Windows 10 operating system with the hopes of keeping in touch with loved ones via webcam or social media, or simply want to make your life more organized and streamlined, all the help you need to make the most of Windows 10 is at your fingertips. You'll find out how to navigate the interface with a mouse or touchscreen, manage printers and other external devices, store files in the Cloud, send and receive email, listen to music, and so much more. Customize the desktop and set up a simple network Connect with family and friends online Protect your data, your computer, and your identity Learn faster and easier with the help of large-print text There's no easier way to get up and running on the new Windows operating system than with Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.

CRCP Crystal Reports Certified Professional All in One

Author: Annette Harper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0072257849
Release Date: 2005-01-20
Genre: Computers

All-in-One is all you need! This authoritative reference offers complete coverage of all material on all three Crystal Reports Certified Professional exams, including content for each of the three electives. You’ll find exam objectives at the beginning of each chapter, helpful exam tips, and end-of-chapter practice questions. The bonus CD-ROM contains a testing engine with questions found only on the CD. This comprehensive guide not only helps you pass the challenging CRCP exam, but will also serve as an invaluable on-the-job reference.

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780722532935
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Fiction

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

No Stress Tech Guide to Crystal Reports XI

Author: Indera Murphy
Publisher: Tolana Publishing
ISBN: 9780977391233
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

A self-paced visual guide to learning Crystal Reports, this workbook for beginners has easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions and screen shots to show users how to complete the design technique.

Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies

Author: Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052560
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Computers

A report is only useful if those who receive it understand what it means. Knowing how to use Crystal Reports gives you the edge in producing reports from your database that really are crystal clear. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies is a quick and easy guide to get you going with the latest version of this bestselling report-writing software. In fact, it’s so popular that previous editions have made it a bestseller too. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies gives you just what you should know to produce the reports you’ll need most often, including how to: Pull specific information from your database, sort and group it, and find the details you need Use dynamic or cascading prompts Troubleshoot and print reports and save time with templates View reports on your LAN Write formulas to retrieve specific information Create and update OLAP reports Format reports, control page breaks, and even add graphics or Flash files Enhance your reports with charts and maps Use Crystal Reports in the enterprise There’s also a companion Web site with sample reports from the book and links to sites with more related information. With Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies by your side, you’ll soon be able to create reports from simple to spectacular, whenever the need arises.