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Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One

By : Gordon Du
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Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One

By: Gordon Du

Overview of this book

SAP Business One is an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software which offers an ideal solution for growing small to midsized businesses. For such companies, retrieving the most relevant information from their business data can be key to standing out from the competition. SAP Business One is a rapidly growing software package and this book is timely in giving those businesses an advantage in the area of Business Intelligence. Having SQL query skills in- house is the most important and cost-effective move you can make in this growing field.This practical guide will provide you with the skills to gain more specific business information from SAP Business One by using SQL queries. It will provide you with solutions for solving complicated report related problems, covering basic tools like the Query Generator and Query Wizard. More advanced content like using queries with Crystal Reports will also be delved into.SQL query is one of the advanced tools available in SAP Business One which is easily learned and quickly utilized. By referring back to and applying the many examples in this book, you will be able to create and run correct, and therefore effective, SQL queries to help your business.The book begins by teaching a clear definition of the SQL query, and covers the data dictionary and table links. Coverage will then jump to a higher level of complex SQL queries, discussing features like FMS. Along the way more advanced SQL Query topics will be covered, such as extending the scope of basic SQL queries for more complicated cases. You will ultimately gain in depth query knowledge to bring more Business Intelligence into SAP Business One.
Table of Contents (4 chapters)

Chapter 7. SQL Query for Reporting Tools

The standard usage of the SQL query for SAP Business One has been discussed in previous chapters. You have quite a few query examples to work with.

In this chapter, the focus will be on some additional usages of SQL query, which are applicable to SAP Business One. This chapter discusses the following two topics on usage in some reporting tools:

  • The first topic illustrates Query Print Layout Designer (QPLD) including:
    • Simple query report printing
    • Working with a QPLD report
    • Creating/Editing/Deleting a QPLD report
    • Working with Print Layout Designer for a QPLD report
  • The other topic explains the SQL query usage within Crystal Reports. It focuses on Command in the database expert selection of Crystal Reports. This includes:
    • Direct query for Crystal Reports (Command)
    • Working with Standard Report Wizard
    • Creating a new database connection
    • Adding a Command to a report
    • Working with a Command
    • Basic formatting for a Crystal Report

Query Print Layout Designer (QPLD...