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Crystal Reports XI

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Receive a fundamental understanding of the concepts of Crystal Reports XI by learning to build reports, use formulas, build groups, work with records, and create charts. Follow Jason Manibog as he teaches you many advanced features including the use of running totals, working with cross-tab reports, and utilizing subreports. Additionally, you will develop an understanding for Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) drivers, inner and outer joins, Structured Query Language (SQL), and updating and verifying data sources.


4 levels - 106 modules - 12 learning hours

 

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SINGLE USER: Crystal Reports XI (4 levels)
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MULTI USER: Crystal Reports XI (4 levels)
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Course Instructor: Jason Manibog

Jason Manibog has been in the IT business for the past eight years, five of those as a trainer/consultant. He has conducted numerous classes in Crystal Reports, from versions eight through 11 and has done a wide variety of consultations in Crystal Reports and other database tools, including Microsoft Access and SQL.

Course Outline

Level 1

1.0 What is Crystal Reports
2.0 Setting up Before You Build Reports
  • 2.1 Reviewing a Sample Report Design
  • 2.2 Previewing Report Data
  • 2.3 Setting Default Options
3.0 Building a Report
  • 3.1 Creating a Report from Scratch
  • 3.2 Adding Fields
  • 3.3 Re-sizing and Moving Fields
  • 3.4 Adding Titles and other Special Fields
  • 3.5 Saving the Report
4.0 Finding, Sorting And Filtering
  • 4.1 Finding Records
  • 4.2 Sorting Records
  • 4.3 Filtering Records
5.0 Grouping
  • 5.1 Building Groups
  • 5.2 Adding Summaries
  • 5.3 Formatting Groups
  • 5.4 Adding Groups and Changing Group Order
  • 5.5 Group Filtering
6.0 Using Basic Formulas
  • 6.1 Using the Formula Workshop
  • 6.2 Building a Basic Math Formula
  • 6.3 Building a Basic Text Formula
  • 6.4 Using Formulas in Grouping
7.0 Using the Help Section
  • 7.1 Using the Help Features
  • 7.2 Using the Workbench
Level 2

1.0 Working with Advanced Formulas
  • 1.1 Using Formulas in Record Selection
  • 1.2 Creating If, Then, Else Statements
  • 1.3 Using Conversion Functions
  • 1.4 Using Select Case Statements
2.0 Creating Parameters
  • 2.1 Building the Parameter
  • 2.2 Using Dynamic Parameters
3.0 Formatting Sections
  • 3.1 Adding a Watermark
  • 3.2 Basic Formatting
  • 3.3 Conditional Formatting
  • 3.4 Changing Conditional Data Display
  • 3.5 Controlling the Display of Drill-Downs
4.0 Working With Charts
  • 4.1 Creating a Chart
  • 4.2 Formatting Charts
  • 4.3 Modifying Charts
  • 4.4 Creating a Chart by Group
5.0 Exporting Data
  • 5.1 Exporting to Adobe PDF
  • 5.2 Exporting to Excel
  • 5.3 Exporting to the Web
  • 5.4 Setting Report Definitions
6.0 Using the Report Wizard
  • 6.1 Building a Standard Report
  • 6.2 Building Mailing Labels
  • 6.3 Formatting Mailing Labels
Level 3

1.0 Working with Running Totals
  • 1.1 Creating Running Totals
  • 1.2 Creating Conditional Running Totals
  • 1.3 Creating Running Totals by Group
2.0 Utilizing Variables and Arrays
  • 2.1 Using Variables
  • 2.2 Using Arrays
3.0 Understanding Report Processing
  • 3.1 Building a Group Summary Report
  • 3.2 Reviewing Report Processing
4.0 Working with Cross-Tab Reports
  • 4.1 Building Cross-Tab Reports
  • 4.2 Formatting Cross-Tab Reports
  • 4.3 Placing Cross-Tabs in Groups
5.0 Utilizing Subreports
  • 5.1 Building an Unlinked Subreport
  • 5.2 Building a Linked Subreport
  • 5.3 Sharing Data between a Main Report and Subreport
  • 5.4 Building On-Demand Subreports
6.0 Creating Custom Groups
  • 6.1 Grouping by Formula
  • 6.2 Combining Groups
Level 4

1.0 Using ODBC Drivers
  • 1.1 Creating a Connection
2.0 Comparing Inner and Outer Joins
  • 2.1 Changing the Join in a Report
  • 2.2 Tip: Checklist for Finding Missing Data in a Report
3.0 Introducing SQL with Crystal Reports
  • 3.1 Reasons for Using SQL
  • 3.2 Building a Report Using SQL
  • 3.3 Using the WHERE Clause
  • 3.4 Using Aggregate Functions in SQL
  • 3.5 Aliasing
  • 3.6 Using a Subquery in a Report
  • 3.7 Using SQL Expressions
  • 3.8 Tip: Showing the SQL Used to Build a Report
4.0 Updating and Verifying Data Sources
  • 4.1 Adding a Table to a Report
  • 4.2 Setting a Datasource Location
  • 4.3 Verifying a Database
5.0 Generating Report Alerts
  • 5.1 Setting and Using Alerts
  • 5.2 Using Alerts with Parameters
6.0 Using Templates
  • 6.1 Using a Pre-Built Template on a Report
  • 6.2 Setting up a Template
  • 6.3 Setting up a Chart Template
  • 6.4 Bonus: Creating a Custom Function
Working with Tips and Tricks