Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design

2 Day Course
Code CRXIRDI

This course has been retired in favour of the Crystal Reports v11 Intro and Advanced courses.

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Planning a Report (2 topics)

  • Defining database concepts
  • Planning and developing a report prototype

Creating a Report (7 topics)

  • Connecting to a data source
  • Adding tables
  • The design environment
  • Inserting objects on a report
  • Previewing and saving a report
  • Positioning and sizing objects
  • Formatting objects

Selecting Records (7 topics)

  • Defining the Select Expert
  • Determining the record selection criteria
  • Defining saved and refreshed data
  • Applying record selection
  • Applying additional record selection criteria
  • Modifying record selection
  • Applying time-based record selection

Organizing Data on a Report (3 topics)

  • Sorting records
  • Grouping records
  • Summarizing data

Formatting a Report (4 topics)

  • Adding graphical elements
  • Combining text objects with database fields
  • Applying specialized formatting
  • Inserting fields with pre-built functions

Applying Section Formatting (2 topics)

  • Formatting sections
  • Creating a summary report

Creating Basic Formulas (7 topics)

  • Defining formulas
  • Creating formulas
  • Applying Boolean formulas
  • Applying If-Then-Else formulas
  • Applying date calculations
  • Applying number calculations
  • Applying string manipulation

Applying Conditional Reporting (2 topics)

  • Determining trends in data
  • Formatting data conditionally

Representing Data Visually (1 topic)

  • Creating a chart

Distributing a Report (2 topics)

  • Exporting a report
  • Saving a report to BusinessObjects Enterprise

Prerequisites

To be successful, learners who attend this course must have working knowledge of Windows conventions and basic database concepts

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