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Comprehensive Crystal Reports 2013 Training

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Course duration

  • 5 Days

Course Outline

This Crystal Reports course is intended for those who have little to no experience with Crystal Reports. The course will provide students with a general overview of the basic functionality and a general understanding of report design, including the need to provide quality reports in various presentation formats. The latter half of the course will focus on database functionality and the more advanced features of Crystal Reports Students will gain practical experience through hands-on exercises.

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

  • Explore the Crystal Reports interface.
  • Learn to create a basic report and modify it.
  • Learn to format reports..
  • Learn to filter reports.
  • Learn to group report data.
  • Learn to create reports from data in multiple tables.
  • Learn to use formulas..
  • Learn to use conditional formatting.
  • Learn to create summary reports and charts.
  • Learn to export reports to Excel and PDF.
  • Learn to use Report Wizards.
  • Review the basics.
  • Learn to use Sections to improve formatting.
  • Learn to keep running totals.
  • Learn to work with parameters.
  • Learn features of advanced formulas.
  • Learn to create Sub reports.
  • Learn to create and work with custom Groups.
  • Learn to work with Cross Tab Reports.
  • Learn to create Report Alerts.
  • Review basic report building.
  • Learn about working with SQL.
  • Learn about more advance functions.
  • Learn about geographic mapping.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with relational database concepts (tables, fields, and records)
  1. Getting Acquainted with Crystal Reports
    1. Report Writing Process
    2. Opening Crystal Reports
    3. The Database Expert
    4. Review the Toolbars
      1. The Standard Toolbar
      2. The Formatting Toolbar
      3. The Insert Toolbar
      4. The Experts Toolbar
      5. The Navigation Toolbar
      6. The External Command Toolbar
    5. The Report Sections in the Design Tab
      1. Report Header
      2. Page Header
      3. Details
      4. Page Footer
      5. Report Footer
    6. The Field Explorer
    7. Preview the Report
    8. Adding Multiple Tables to Reports
  2. Formatting Reports
    1. Formatting Fields
      1. The AdventureWorks Database
    2. The Format Painter
  3. Working with Objects
    1. Text Objects
    2. Field Titles
    3. Using Fields in Text Objects
    4. Aligning and Sizing Objects
    5. The Section Expert
    6. Images
  4. Filtering Reports
    1. Create a Filter Based on a Single Criterion
    2. Create a Filter for Multiple Selection Criteria
  5. Sorting and Grouping Reports
    1. Using the Sort Expert
    2. Using the Group Expert
    3. Summarizing Records within Groups
  6. Using Basic Formulas
    1. String Formulas
    2. Numeric Formulas
    3. Date/Time Formulas
    4. Running Totals
    5. Conditional Formulas
  7. Advanced Formatting
    1. Using Multiple Sections
    2. Summary Reports
    3. Lines and Boxes
    4. The Highlighting Expert
  8. Exporting and Distribution
    1. Exporting to Excel
    2. Exporting to PDF
    3. Exporting to Word
    4. Crystal Reports Viewer
    5. crystalreports.com
  9. Crystal Reports Review
    1. Creating a Report
  10. Using Parameters
    1. Creating Parameters
      1. Adding a Parameter Field
    2. Optional Parameters
      1. Making a Parameter Optional
    3. Using a List of Parameter Values
      1. Creating a Parameter Value List
    4. Dynamic List of Values
      1. Creating a Dynamic Value List
    5. Cascading List of Values
      1. Creating a Cascading Value List
    6. Multivalue Parameters
      1. Creating a Dynamic Value List
    7. Range Parameter
      1. Creating a Dynamic Value List
  11. Using Subreports
    1. Unlinked Subreports
      1. Creating an Unlinked Subreport
    2. Linked Subreports
      1. Adding a Linked Subreport
  12. Charts
    1. Adding a Chart to a Report
      1. Adding a Chart
  13. Cross-Tabulation Reports
    1. Creating a Cross-Tab Report
      1. Creating a Cross-Tab Subreport
  14. Advanced Techniques
    1. Special Fields
      1. Adding Special Fields to a Report
    2. Using the If Statement
      1. Using the If Statement
    3. Using the Select Case Statement
      1. Using the Select Case Statement
    4. Conditional Formatting
      1. Using Conditional Formatting
    5. Alternating Row Formatting
      1. Formatting Rows by Alternating the Colors
  15. Report Alerts
    1. Using Report Alerts
  16. Crystal Reports Review
    1. Review of Basic Report Building
  17. Working with SQL
    1. The SELECT Statement
      1. Working with SELECT Statements
    2. The WHERE Clause
      1. Filtering with a WHERE Clause
    3. The ORDER BY Clause
      1. Using ORDER BY Clauses
    4. Joins
      1. Joining Tables Together
    5. SQL Commands
      1. Using a SQL Command
    6. SQL Expressions
      1. Using a SQL Expression
  18. Advanced Functions
    1. Evaluation Time Functions
    2. Working with Variables
    3. For Loops
    4. While Do Loops\
      1. Working with Variables and Loops
  19. Geographic Mapping
    1. Geographic Maps
      1. Map Basics
      2. Adding a Geographic Chart

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