Real World Enterprise Reports Using VB6 And VB .NET

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Apress, Jun 18, 2003 - Computers - 696 pages

Although reports are frequently overlooked in applications until the end of the development process, they often represent the key selling points to management, as a software application's primary value lies in its output.

Real World Enterprise Reports Using VB6 and VB .NET discusses report writing from a developer's perspective. Author Carl Ganz, Jr., covers programming reports using such tools as VSView, Preview, and ActiveReports. The programmatic interface offered by Crystal Reports and the delivery of reports to handheld wireless devices are also examined.

What you’ll learnWho this book is for

If you have ever had to build reports into an application, are currently in the process of selecting a reporting tool, have "discovered" limitations to the reporting tool you're using, or just want to make sure that your application is positioned for scalability to other delivery technologies, this book is for you.


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Chapter 1Reporting in a Nutshell
Chapter 2Introducing SQL and ADO
Chapter 3Creating Criteria Screens
Chapter 4Crystal Reports 9
Chapter 5VSViewPreview
Chapter 6ActiveReports for VB6 and NET
Chapter 7Microsoft Office XP
Chapter 8Crosstab Reports and OLAP
Chapter 9Reports on the Web
Chapter 10Reporting for Palm Users
Chapter 11Reporting from the Pocket PC

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Carl Ganz, Jr. is president of Seton Software Development, Inc., a provider of software design and development services located in Raritan, New Jersey. He holds a master's in business administration from Seton Hall University and is the author of three other books on software development as well as dozens of articles on Visual Basic, C#, and Microsoft .NET technology. Carl has created numerous solutions over the years using the Crystal Enterprise and BusinessObjects XI .NET and RAS SDKs. He is the president and founder of the New Jersey Visual Basic User Group and has been a featured speaker at software development conferences in both the U.S. and Germany. Carl and his wife, Wendy, live in Raritan with their son, Carl III, their dog, Elke, and their cats, Jack and Jake. Contact Carl at

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