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Crystal Reports (2008, 2011, 2013): Level 2

New – Learn to create complex reports using Crystal Reports' tools.

GK# 6837

Course Overview

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Learn to create complex reports using Crystal Reports' tools.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Creating Running Totals
  • Power Formatting with Multiple Sections
  • Prompting with Parameters
  • Using Advanced Formula Features
  • Using Sub reporting as a Workaround Solution
  • Working with Cross-Tabs
  • Power Formatting with Multiple Sections
  • Creating Powerful Groups
  • Report Alerts

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Creating Running Totals

  • Create a Running Total Field
  • Modify a Running Total Field
  • Create a Manual Running Total

Power Formatting with Multiple Sections

  • Using Multiple Sections in Reports
  • Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
  • Conditionally Formatting Multiple Section

Prompting with Parameters

  • Parameter Field Considerations
  • Creating a Parameter Field
  • Using a Parameter to Select Records
  • Using a Parameter Field
  • Using the Parameter Panel
  • Creating a Dynamic Value List for Parameter Values
  • Importing a Pick List
  • Adding Parameter Values to Text Objects
  • Allowing Multiple Values in Parameters
  • Using Multiple Parameter Fields in Reports
  • Specifying and Limiting a Range
  • Using Parameters in Conditional Formatting
  • Using an Edit Mask to Limit String Parameters
  • Sorting with a Parameter
  • Using a Parameter to Set N in a Top N Report
  • Cascading Parameters
  • Challenge Exercise - Using and Displaying Parameters

Using Advanced Formula Features

  • Understanding How Crystal Reports Processes the Data
  • What Is a Pass?
  • Using Evaluation Time Functions
  • Working with Variables
  • Declaring a Variable
  • Assigning a Value to a Variable
  • Using a Variable in a Formula
  • Variable Scope
  • Separating Statements in Complex Formulas
  • Working with Arrays
  • Understanding the Evaluation Time Debugger

Using Sub Reporting as a Workaround Solution

  • Understanding Subreports
  • Unlinked versus Linked Subreports
  • Creating an Unlinked Sub report
  • Linking a Subreport
  • Database Links versus Subreports in One-to-Many Situations
  • Formatting the Subreport
  • Passing Data from the Main Report into a Subreport
  • Creating On-Demand Subreports
  • Creating Hyperlinks

Working with Cross-Tabs

  • Understanding How Cross-Tabs Affect Your Data
  • Creating a Cross-Tab Report
  • Creating a Cross-Tab with Multiple Rows or Columns
  • Applying a Formatting Style to the Cross-Tab
  • Customizing the Cross-Tab Format
  • Changing Background Colors
  • Formatting Individual Cells
  • Changing the Summary Operation
  • Suppressing Rows, Columns, or Totals
  • Repeating Row Heading for Multi-Page Cross-Tabs
  • Using Alias Names for Column and Row Headings
  • Charting Cross-Tabs
  • Customizing Cross-Tab Group Names
  • Using the CurrentFieldValue Function

Power Formatting with Multiple Sections

  • Using Multiple Sections in Reports
  • Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
  • Conditionally Formatting Multiple Sections

Creating Powerful Groups

  • Creating Custom Groups
  • Customizing Group Sort Order
  • Using Group Selection to Filter the Records in the Report
  • Grouping on a Formula Field
  • Grouping Hierarchically

Report Alerts

  • What are Report Alerts?
  • Creating Report Alerts
  • Basing Report Formulas or Conditional Formatting on Report Alerts
  • Creative Usage for Report Alerts
  • Challenge Exercise - Using Report Alerts with Parameter

Prerequisites

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Crystal Reports®: Level 1. Knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be an asset.

Who Should Attend

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This course is designed for people who know how to create basic list and group reports and need to create reports that include sub reports, cross-tabs, advanced formulas, and charts based on more than one data series. They may also need to build tools that make it easier for other people to create reports. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

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Duration: 2 day

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Duration: 2 day

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