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Using Crystal : Special Edition Using Crystal Enterprise 8.5 Special Edition - Steve Lucas

Using Crystal

Special Edition Using Crystal Enterprise 8.5 Special Edition

Paperback Published: 10th June 2002
ISBN: 9780789726162
Number Of Pages: 656

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The only reference available on Crystal Enterprise written by employees of Crystal Decisions, creator of Crystal Enterprise.

"Special Edition Using Crystal Enterprise 8.5" provides a comprehensive reference for the enterprise information delivery solution, Crystal Enterprise. This book will help readers understand where and how Crystal Enterprise can be applied to solve business problems. Written as a guide through planning, deploying, administering, and managing an enterprise reporting system based on Crystal Enterprise. Using practical examples of how Crystal Enterprise can be deployed in complex network environments to solve some of the toughest reporting and information delivery challenges. This book focuses on the entire solution that Crystal Enterprise and its supporting suite of report design tools (Crystal Reports and Crystal Analysis Professional) can deliver.

This book picks up where standard Crystal Reports books leave off - it focuses on the actual delivery of interactive report content created with Crystal Reports.

Introductionp. 1
What's in This Bookp. 2
Web Resourcesp. 7
Intended Audiencep. 7
Equipment Used for This Bookp. 7
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 8
Crystal Enterprise Overview and Its Impact
Introducing Crystal Enterprisep. 11
Crystal Enterprise 8.5 Overviewp. 12
Crystal Enterprise Is "Business Intelligence"p. 17
Key Features of Crystal Enterprisep. 18
Customizing Crystal Enterprisep. 22
Determining How Users Will Get Their Informationp. 23
Crystal Enterprise: An Information Infrastructurep. 23
Building an Information Infrastructure with Crystal Enterprisep. 25
The Real Value of Crystal Enterprise: Contentp. 27
Adding Ad-Hoc Query Capability to Crystal Enterprisep. 31
Summaryp. 32
Discovering the Crystal Enterprise Utilitiesp. 35
Web-Based Utilitiesp. 36
Windows-Based Crystal Enterprise Utilitiesp. 40
Summaryp. 42
Exploring the System Architecturep. 45
Crystal Enterprise Architecture Overviewp. 46
Introduction to the Crystal Enterprise Frameworkp. 48
Overview of the Crystal Enterprise Serversp. 50
The Crystal Enterprise Architecture in Actionp. 69
Taking Advantage of the Crystal Enterprise Distributed Architecturep. 73
Extending Crystal Enterprisep. 75
Summaryp. 75
Getting Started with Crystal Enterprise
Installing Crystal Enterprise 8.5p. 79
Preparing a Windows NT/2000 Server for Installing Crystal Enterprisep. 80
Understanding Crystal Enterprise System Requirementsp. 83
Types of Crystal Enterprise Installationsp. 85
Standalone/Single Server Installationp. 87
Default Standalone Crystal Enterprise Installationsp. 88
Using the Crystal Configuration Managerp. 90
Custom Crystal Enterprise 8.5 Installationp. 91
Expanding an Existing Crystal Enterprise Installationp. 93
Overall System Maintenance and Monitoring for Scalingp. 95
Adding and Deleting Crystal Enterprise Serversp. 99
Installing Crystal Enterprise Components in a Multiple-Firewall Configurationp. 102
Configuring the Web Connectorp. 103
Confirming a Successful Crystal Enterprise Installationp. 104
Upgrading from Previous Versions of Crystal Enterprisep. 106
Upgrade Impacts to the APS Databasep. 106
Upgrading from Seagate Info to Crystal Enterprisep. 106
Troubleshootingp. 107
Summaryp. 110
Using the Crystal Enterprise Launchpadp. 111
Where to Startp. 112
Crystal Enterprise Web Applications for End Usersp. 116
The Administrative Interface to Crystal Enterprisep. 126
Summaryp. 137
Customizing ePortfolio for Rapid Information Deliveryp. 139
Understanding ePortfolio's Interaction with Crystal Enterprisep. 141
Customizing ePortfolio for an Intranet Deployment--The Maple Leaf Equipment Scenariop. 144
Customizing ePortfolio Functionality Through CSP Pagesp. 151
Troubleshootingp. 161
Summaryp. 161
Creating Content for Crystal Enterprise
Publishing Content with Crystal Enterprisep. 165
Considerations Before Publishing Contentp. 166
Understanding Unmanaged and Managed Report Content Before Publishing to Crystal Enterprisep. 167
Troubleshootingp. 186
Summaryp. 188
Creating Content with Crystal Reportsp. 189
Installation and Configuration of Crystal Reportsp. 190
Creating Reportsp. 202
Using Common Formulas in Crystal Reportsp. 217
Using Advanced Features of Crystal Reportsp. 232
Troubleshootingp. 260
Summaryp. 264
Creating Content with Crystal Analysis Professionalp. 265
Overview of Crystal Analysis Professionalp. 266
The Value of Multidimensional OLAP Datap. 267
Benefits of Using Crystal Analysis Professionalp. 270
Installing Crystal Analysis Professionalp. 271
Accessing OLAP Data with Crystal Analysis Professionalp. 276
Building Effective Analytic Reportsp. 280
Advanced Reportingp. 306
Publishing Content to Crystal Enterprisep. 308
Troubleshootingp. 313
Summaryp. 314
Endnotesp. 314
Administering and Deploying Crystal Enterprise in Complex Network Environments
Administering and Configuring Crystal Enterprisep. 317
The Crystal Management Consolep. 318
Managing Accountsp. 320
Managing Contentp. 331
Managing Serversp. 352
Managing the Systemp. 364
The Crystal Configuration Managerp. 375
Starting Crystal Enterprise Servers from a Command Linep. 378
Other System Tasks: Backing Up the APS System Databasep. 379
Summaryp. 380
Planning Considerations when Deploying Crystal Enterprisep. 381
Approaching the Projectp. 382
Understanding Organizational Reporting Requirementsp. 391
Troubleshootingp. 406
Summaryp. 407
Deploying Crystal Enterprise in a Complex Network Environmentp. 409
Understanding Network Protocolsp. 410
Understanding Firewall Typesp. 413
The Crystal Enterprise Architecturep. 415
Interaction Between the Web Component Server and the Web Connectorp. 421
Crystal Enterprise Load Balancing and Scalability--Web Farm Considerationsp. 423
Additional Firewall and Port Considerations for Crystal Enterprisep. 427
Deploying Crystal Enterprise with an IP Packet Filtering Firewallp. 433
Using Crystal Enterprise with Network Address Translationp. 440
Crystal Enterprise and Proxy Serversp. 443
Summaryp. 447
Customizing Crystal Enterprise
Extending Crystal Enterprisep. 451
Understanding Crystal Server Pagesp. 452
Using the Crystal Enterprise Object Modelp. 454
The Crystal Enterprise Administrative APIp. 462
Basic Crystal Enterprise Functionalityp. 464
Crystal Enterprise Administrative Functionalityp. 478
Troubleshootingp. 488
Summaryp. 489
Integrating Crystal Enterprise with Your Corporate Intranetp. 491
The Coverall Manufacturing Company Projectp. 492
Planning the Crystal Enterprise Integrationp. 494
Linking a Corporate Intranet Page to Crystal Enterprisep. 495
Delegating Administrative Functionsp. 511
Initial Crystal Enterprise System Configurationp. 512
Exploring the Finished Coverall Manufacturing Intranet Sitep. 524
Troubleshootingp. 524
Summaryp. 525
Integrating Crystal Enterprise with Third-Party Portalsp. 527
Understanding Portalsp. 529
Crystal Enterprise and Portal Applicationsp. 530
Creating a Seamless User Experiencep. 533
Leveraging Prebuilt Crystal Enterprise Portal Componentsp. 536
Summaryp. 547
Crystal Enterprise Supplemental Material
Running Crystal Enterprise on Sun Solarisp. 551
Crystal Enterprise on Solaris Versus Crystal Enterprise on Windowsp. 553
Installing Crystal Enterprise on Sun Solarisp. 557
Publishing a Report to Crystal Enterprise on Solarisp. 575
Troubleshootingp. 581
Summaryp. 582
Using the Report Application Serverp. 583
Overview of RAS Componentsp. 584
Installing the Report Application Serverp. 585
The RAS Serverp. 586
Overview of RAS Applicationsp. 586
The Report Application Server SDKp. 597
Summaryp. 614
Indexp. 615
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ISBN: 9780789726162
ISBN-10: 0789726165
Series: Special Edition Using
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 10th June 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 18.64  x 3.91
Weight (kg): 1.07

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