Create a reporting application from scratch using Packt's new book and eBook

May 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Reporting with Visual Studio and Crystal Reports, a fast-paced, example-based guide that shows readers how to create a reporting application using Visual Studio and Crystal Reports. The book comes in at 148 pages and is competitively priced at $39.99 in print, and $20.39 in all the popular eBook formats.

About the author:
Mahmoud Elkoush has over six years experience in software development. He has used many technologies throughout his career such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle database, Crystal Reports, and so on. He worked as a project manager in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for nearly two years, and currently works as the Chief Information Officer of Geomeric. This is the first book that Mahmoud has written, and he hopes it will be the first of many.

Reports are documents that present focused, salient content to a specific audience. Crystal Reports is a business intelligence application that will help readers design and generate reports from a wide range of data sources. It helps readers summarize a good deal of information in a visually appealing manner.

Reporting with Visual Studio and Crystal Reports is a practical, hands-on guide that provides number of clear, step-by-step exercises so readers can take advantage of the real power of Crystal Reports. This book will not only help readers create effective reports, but also teach them to create a reporting application. The book guides readers through the installation of Crystal Reports and Visual Studio, and the creation of chart reports to improve the report design. With this book, readers will learn how to create a complete reporting application and a wide variety of reports.

Reporting with Visual Studio and Crystal Reports is for developers who are new to Crystal Reports. It will also prove useful to intermediate users who wish to explore some new techniques in Crystal Reports using Microsoft Visual Studio. Readers are expected to have basic knowledge of C#, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Structured Query Language (SQL).

The book covers the following essential topics:
Chapter 1: Setting up the Requirements
Chapter 2: Designing a Sample Application
Chapter 3: Selecting the Data
Chapter 4: Creating First Report
Chapter 5: Enhancing Reports
Chapter 6: Working with Cross-Tab Reports
Chapter 7: Working with Charts

Packt Publishing has also released the following titles:
• Learning SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
• Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook

All Packt books on Microsoft books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT Professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Oracle, Citrix, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.


Reporting with Visual Studio and Crystal Reports
Create a reporting application from scratch using Packt's new book and eBook

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