Crystal Reports – Level 2

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 2.00 Days

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Learn to create more sophisticated reports, including subreports and cross-tabs. Learn how to increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries and dictionaries.

Who Should Attend:

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

Pre-requisite(s): Crystal Reports – Level 1

Course Outline: 

Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals

  • Create a Running Total Field
  • Modify a Running Total Field
  • Create a Manual Running Total on Detail Data
  • Create a Manual Running Total on Summary Data

Lesson 2: Building Cross-tabs in Your Report

  • Create a Cross-tab
  • Create a Specified Group Order
  • Filter a Cross-tab by Group
  • Change the Cross-tab Format
  • Conditionally Format Rows and Columns
  • Keep Groups Together

Lesson 3: Adding Subreports

  • Insert a Subreport
  • Link a Subreport to Data in a Primary Report
  • Edit a Subreport
  • Format a Subreport Using the Format Editor
  • Share Formulas Between Main and Subreports
  • Create an On-demand Subreport

Lesson 4: Creating Drill-downs

  • Create a Drill-down
  • Create Separate Headings for Drill-down Data

Lesson 5: Enhancing Report Processing Using SQL

  • Create a Report Using SQL Queries
  • Summarize Report Data Using SQL
  • Aggregate Functions
  • Create Joins Using SQL
  • Create Subqueries
  • Create an SQL Expression Field to Promote Server-side Processing

Lesson 6: Charting Data

  • Create a Bar Chart
  • Modify a Chart
  • Create a Top N Chart
  • Format a Chart
  • Create a Chart Template

Lesson 7: Reporting on Excel Data

  • Create a Report Based on Excel Data
  • Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
  • Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
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