Introduction to Crystal Reports XI Training

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This Crystal Reports training course, students will learn to use Crystal Reports to build basic list and group reports that work with almost any database.

Please note that XI is the older version of Crystal Reports and should not be confused with 2011.

  1. Creating a Report
    1. Set Default Report Settings
    2. Specify Fields for a New Report
    3. Preview a Report
    4. Modify Field Display
    5. Add a Report Title
    6. Position Fields
    7. Add Fields from Other Tables
  2. Displaying Specific Report Data
    1. Find Data
    2. Sort Data
    3. Filter Data by a Single Criterion
  3. Grouping Report Data
    1. Insert a Group
    2. Add Summaries
    3. Format Summary Information
    4. Change Group Options
    5. Add a Second-Level Grouping
    6. Filter Records by Group
    7. Create a Top N Sort Group
  4. Building Formulas
    1. Create a Formula
    2. Edit a Formula
    3. Combine Fields by Formula
    4. Delete a Formula
    5. Filter Data by Multiple Criteria
    6. Modify a Filter Using an OR Operator
    7. Create a Parameter Field
    8. Account for Null Fields in a Formula
  5. Formatting Reports
    1. Remove White Space
    2. Insert Page Header/Footer Data
    3. Add Borders, Boxes, and Lines
    4. Change Field Background Color
    5. Change the Margins
  6. Enhancing Reports
    1. Add a Watermark
    2. Insert Objects Using Object Linking and Embedding
    3. Modify Formatting Based on Data Value
    4. Suppress Report Sections
    5. Insert Hyperlinks
    6. Hide Blank Report Sections
  7. Creating Pie Charts
    1. Create a Pie Chart with a Drill-Down
    2. Modify Chart Text
    3. Format a Chart
    4. Present a Chart by Group
  8. Distributing Data
    1. Export to a PDF File
    2. Export to a Microsoft Excel File
    3. Export to an Access Database File
    4. Export a Report Definition
    5. Create Mailing Labels

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