Introduction to Crystal Reports 2011 and 2013

2 Days

Description

This two-day workshop is designed to enhance your basic report writing skills and move you into creating more complex reports. Time will be spent walking you through the tips and tricks of advanced report writing along with a good amount of hands-on practice.

In addition, you will be introduced to professional design techniques, subreporting and creating advanced formulas.

Course Objectives:

  • Design highly formatted, interactive, and professional looking reports
  • Group and sort data for summary purposes
  • Combine multiple tables
  • Build formulas to add non-database data to a report and display data differently
  • Format reports and enhance them by adding and modifying graphic elements
  • Create single data series charts
  • Set the layout for design and previews

Audience:

This course is designed for users with little or no experience with Crystal Reports but who have
the need to generate reports based on information from a database.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Introduction to Crystal Reports 2011 and 2013 class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date

Course Overview

  • Before You Begin
    • Defining the Purpose of the Report
    • Determining the Layout of the Report
    • Finding the Data
    • Organizing the Data for the Report
    • The Workbench
  • Creating a Simple Report
    • Starting the Crystal Reports Program
    • Starting a New Report
    • The Design Window
    • Exploring the Toolbars
    • Managing Resources with Explorers
    • Placing Fields on the Report
    • Selecting and Sizing Objects
    • Browsing Field Data
    • Moving and Aligning Objects
    • Move/Align Objects with Guidelines
    • Creating Text Objects
    • Saving the Report
    • Previewing the Report
    • Refreshing the Data
    • Getting Help
  • Formatting Features
    • Formatting with the Template Expert
    • Formatting Objects
    • Using the Format Painter
    • Inserting Lines and Boxes
    • Inserting Graphics
    • Working with the Page Commands
    • Working with Text Objects
    • Formatting Part or All of an Object
    • Inserting Special Fields
  • Selecting Specific Records
    • Filtering Data with the Select Expert
    • Selecting Records with Multiple Criteria
    • Viewing/Editing the Select Formula
    • Case Sensitive vs. Case Insensitive
    • Record Selection Formula Templates
  • Grouping and Sorting Data
    • When and Why to Group Records
    • Creating a Group
    • Modifying Groups
    • Creating Multiple Groups in a Report
    • Using the Group Tree to Navigate the Report
    • Reordering Groups
    • Sorting Records within a Group
    • Summarizing Groups
    • Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals
    • Calculating Percentages
    • Ordering Groups Using the Group Sort Expert
  • Combining Multiple Tables
    • Understanding Tables, Records, and Fields
    • Learning About Linking
    • Adding Multiple Tables to a Report
  • Creating and Using Formulas
    • Understanding Crystal Formula Syntax without Being a Programmer
    • Using the Formula Workshop
    • Using the Formula Editor
    • Performing Simple Number calculations
    • Manipulating Dates with Formulas
    • Creating Boolean (True/False) Formulas
    • Creating String Formulas
    • Using Bookmarks to Navigate Through formulas
  • Conditional Formatting
    • The Highlighting Expert
    • Setting Highlighting Priorities
    • Formatting Sections
    • Formatting Sections Conditionally
    • Conditionally Formatting Fields
  • Summary Reports and Charts
    • Creating a Summary Report
    • Applying the Drill-Down Feature
    • Applying the DrillDownGroupLevel
    • Producing Charts
    • Editing Charts
    • Formatting Charts
  • Exporting Report Results Within your Organization
    • Understanding Export Formats and
    • Destinations
    • Using an HTML Format for Crystal
    • Reports
    • HTML Preview
    • Exporting to Windows Applications
    • Exporting to a Report Definition Format
  • Setting Default and Report Options
    • Setting the Default Layout for Design and Preview Views
  • Using the Report Wizards
    • What are the Report Wizards?
    • Create a Report Using the Standard
    • Report Creation Wizard

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Introduction to Crystal Reports 2011 and 2013 class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date

Prerequisites

  • To ensure your success, we recommend that you first take Windows 2000 or XP Introduction and have a
  • Basic understanding of database concepts.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Introduction to Crystal Reports 2011 and 2013 class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date