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    Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Examples provided are fictitious. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of Actuate Corporation. 1995 - 2004 by Actuate Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America.Contains information proprietary to:

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    ContentsChapter 1Setup instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Hardware requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Software requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Course materials for students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Setting up student workstations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

    Setting options in e.Report Designer Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Configuring an ODBC data source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11Verifying access to the Sfdata sample database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Setting a display appearance option in Microsoft Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Creating a user and a home folder using Actuate Management Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Chapter 2Course introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Working with Actuate e.Report Designer Professional, Part 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    About this course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Prerequisites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Course objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23What you learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Course agenda day 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Course agenda day 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Actuate course curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Working with Actuate e.Report Designer Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Developing Customized Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Designing and Publishing e.Spreadsheet Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Working with Formula One e.Report Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Actuate course curriculum (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Managing Actuate iServer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Creating an e.Reporting Web Site using Actuate ReportCast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Customizing Actuate Active Portal for JSP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Customizing Actuate Active Portal for .NET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Actuate Information Delivery API Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Integrating and Deploying Formula One e.Report Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Supporting information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    Chapter 3Actuate and ReportingEngines product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31Actuate and ReportingEngines product overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32About Actuate products and their business benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

    About Actuate and ReportingEngines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Providing business benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    About Actuate reporting solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Designing reports for your enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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