This Wrox Blox provides step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate the Crystal Reports for .NET into an ASP.NET application. Reporting is a key ingredient for polishing up applications, especially enterprise applications or line-of-business applications. You can quickly and easily build an ASP.NET application that allows a manager to run reports to get this information rather than display it in a simple HTML page. In this Wrox Blox, you'll learn how to dynamically format reports, easily group data, display subtotals as well as grand totals, sort data, filter data, and even export the report as a PDF.There are plenty of applications that allow users to enter data into a database, but, for some reason, reports always seem to be forgotten when it comes to designing the application. For many business applications, a report is the only output the person paying for the application is looking for. How fast are the data entry operators entering data? How many support calls are being logged? How many bugs are in the application? Do these types of requests sound familiar? It's usually upper management asking these questions, and the last thing you want them to do is actually go into the application to get this information; that opens up a whole new can of worms. Crystal Reports for .NET truly is a magnificent tool to polish off your application and keep your mangers happy while keeping the users productive.Table of ContentsAdding a Crystal Report to an ASP.NET Application 2Inserting Fields, Text, and Special Fields 7Sorting, Grouping, and Subtotaling 12Select Expert 17Dynamic Formatting 19Using the Crystal Reports Viewer 21Summary 25About the AuthorUsage Rights for Wiley Wrox BloxAny Wrox Blox you purchase from this site will come with certain restrictions that allow Wiley to protect the copyrights of its products. After you purchase and download this title, you:Are entitled to three downloadsAre entitled to make a backup copy of the file for your own useAre entitled to print the Wrox Blox for your own useAre entitled to make annotations and comments in the Wrox Blox file for your own useMay not lend, sell or give the Wrox Blox to another userMay not place the Wrox Blox file on a network or any file sharing service for use by anyone other than yourself or allow anyone other than yourself to access itMay not copy the Wrox Blox file other than as allowed aboveMay not copy, redistribute, or modify any portion of the Wrox Blox contents in any way without prior permission from WileyIf you have any questions about these restrictions, you may contact Customer Care at (877) 762-2974 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday). If you have any issues related to Technical Support, please contact us at 800-762-2974 (United States only) or 317-572-3994 (International) 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday).