In this article I will tell you about innovations in Crystal Reports 2008.
New features for users.
Settings panel, which is a part of the report designer and viewers .NET Winform, Java DHTML, and. NET Webform, displays the current settings and allows changing, and then applying them without re-querying the database (the stored data are used to update).
The function of pagination allows the developer of the report to control flexibly the size and number of displayed groups or records. The report can simultaneously contain pages with portrait and landscape orientation and shift automatically the footers to remove blank lines. All this improves greatly the appearance of web-reports and eases work in the browser.
New features for report designers.
Context menu to work with cross-tables – quick insert sum, difference, and the results of other operations in the rows and columns of the cross-table. It greatly simplifies and accelerates the development of financial reports and can also be used to create diagrams that illustrate clearly the formula calculation.
Support for bar codes – a new feature on the shortcut menu allows you to convert field’s value in the bar code of Code39 standard just a few clicks.
New features in Report Designer – are the global search for formulas, duplication of formulas and results, completion when you enter the field’s names and search fields.
Master of hyperlinks provides fast creation of formulas for the call of hyperlinks BusinessObjects Enterprise OpenDocument.
New opportunities of report distribution.
Enhanced features of XML-export ease integration of reports with business processes and applications without programming. The report file contains the data required for XSLT-transformation, which are used automatically when the user executes the command export to XML.
Advanced Report Publishing2 – is a platform of mass distribution of personalized content, providing the automatic creation of a set of reports using various data sources, packaging received reports in a given file format (for example, PDF), personalization of the file content.
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