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Seagate Crystal Reports
Report Integration for Developers Version 8

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Report Integration and Design for Developers Version 8 (PDF - 18 KB)

This two-day course is designed for IT professionals or application developers who want to increase their understanding of fundamental report design concepts and integrate Crystal Reports into their Visual Basic and Web applications. Participants will review basic report design as well as features that enhance the appearance and functionality of reports. Using hands-on activities, users will become familiar with the different development methods available to integrate reports into Visual Basic applications and over the Web.

Who should attend
The IT professional or application developer who wants to add the reporting functionality of Crystal Reports into their Web or Visual Basic 5 and 6 applications.

Users must have a working knowledge of Visual Basic 5 or 6, and an understanding of databases and reporting concepts. Please visit our web site for a prerequisite exercise (PDF - 40 KB) that will help you determine if this is the right course for you.

What you will learn

Accelerated Report Design

  • Report design
  • Record Selection
  • Grouping records
  • Summarizing data
  • Sections
  • Linking
  • Formula basics

Enhancing your Reports

  • Understanding multi-pass reporting
  • Advanced formulas
  • Parameter fields
  • Subreports

Working with Databases

  • Accessing data sources
  • Using SQL to process reports
  • Adjusting to database changes
  • Creating UFLs with other Languages

Report Integration Methods

  • Understanding the core components
  • Understanding report integration methods
  • Web deployment

Report Engine Automation Server

  • Understanding the Object Model
  • Using the Automation Server in Visual Basic
  • Controlling the preview window appearance
  • Modifying reports at runtime
  • Error handling
  • Preview window events
  • Distributing applications

Report Designer Component

  • Adding the RDC to a Visual Basic project
  • Creating a new report with the RDC
  • Importing an existing report
  • Using unbound fields
  • Understanding key objects and collections
  • Modifying reports at runtime
  • Customizing the report viewer
  • Error handling
  • Distributing applications

Web Publishing

  • Exporting reports to HTML format
  • Distributing reports in RPT format
  • Implementing the Web Component Server
  • Using the Web Component Server
  • Administering the Web Component Server

Interactive Web Reporting with Visual Interdev

  • Building Web applications
  • Using the Report Designer Component with ASPs
  • Using ASPs supplied by Crystal Reports

Optional self-study topics:

  • Seagate Crystal Report Engine API
  • Crystal Active X Control
  • Reporting from Active Data
  • User Function Libraries