Editor's Note: The first edition of this article was written by Ajay Varghese.
Our previous walkthrough, Crystal Report for Visual Studio.NET provided an introduction to the usage of Crystal Reports in a web application using Visual Studio.NET. Moving further, this 3-part walkthrough series is intended to help you implement techniques that can add more power to your Crystal Report files.
The topics covered in this walkthrough include :
- Drill Down reports for interactive reporting
- Charts to display data graphically
- Groups to categorize data
- Conditional formatting to format & Hide/Display sections of a report
- Formulas to calculate/format data
A Drill Down report is interactive, intended to enhance the viewer's experience by initially providing only a summary of the overall information and then allowing the viewer to drill-down to the details of his interest.
In this walkthrough we will create a report using the PUBS database, which initially shows the Stores details. The viewer can then drill down to view the Book Title details, which can further be drilled down to view the Order details.
Graphically speaking, what we would like to achieve in this walkthrough is the report shown when you click on the link below.