Sams Teach Yourself Crystal Reports X in 24 Hours will guide the Crystal Reports users through conceptual topics, such as understanding data sources, to creating simple reports using the provided report wizards to custom reporting creation, modification and design techniques. This book will cover the latest version of Crystal Reports. The newest release includes unprecedented technological advances and user interface design improvements - making for the most significant release enhancement to date.
Developed by Crystal Decisions, Crystal Reports can access data from the most widely used databases and can integrate data from multiple databases within one report. Crystal Reports has been endorsed as the standard program for reporting with over 250 third party vendors. These vendors include Microsoft, SAP, PeopleSoft, Baan, IBM's Lotus, and many others.
About the Author
Joe Estes has been in the information technology industry for more than eight years. He currently manages the Midwest Pre-Sales Team at Crystal Decisions, working with some of the company's largest customers. Prior to working for Crystal Decisions, Joe has been focused on the data reporting, information delivery, and analytical aspects of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence initiatives exclusively during the past six years. Throughout his career, Joe has held positions varying from system analyst and consultant at large consultancies, to system engineer and project manager at various Business Intelligence software companies. Joe is an avid enthusiast of running, snowboarding, in-line skating, and squash.