Introduction to Crystal Reports 2013


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This Crystal Reports course is intended for students 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. 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.

  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

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