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Organisations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customised reports. Crystal Reports 2008 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a slew of features that add value to your presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying its presentation.
This course is designed for persons who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or such tools may not be accessible. Students may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explore the Crystal Reports interface.
- Create a basic report and modify it.
- Use formulas for filtering data.
- Build a parameterized report.
- Group report data.
- Enhance a report.
- Create a report using data sourced from an Excel database.
- Distribute data.
Exploring the Crystal Reports 2008 Interface (3 topics)
- Explore the Crystal Reports Interface
- Use the Crystal Reports Help
- Customise the Report Settings
Working with Reports (4 topics)
- Create a Report
- Modify a Report
- Display Specific Report Data
- Work with Report Sections
Using Formulas in Reports (5 topics)
- Create a Formula
- Edit a Formula
- Filter Data Using a Formula
- Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
- Handle Null Values
Building Parameterized Reports (3 topics)
- Create a Parameter Field
- Use a Range Parameter in a Report
- Create a Prompt
Grouping Report Data (4 topics)
- Group Report Data
- Modify a Group Report
- Group Using Parameters
- Create a Parameterised Top N Report
Enhancing a Report (4 topics)
- Format a Report
- Insert Objects in a Report
- Suppress Report Sections
- Use Report Templates
Creating a Report from Excel Data (3 topics)
- Create a Report Based on Excel Data
- Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
- Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
Distributing Data (2 topics)
- Export Data
- Creating Mailing Labels
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of Windows, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files. In addition, students should have taken the Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts (databases, tables, fields).
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