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Crystal Reports Introduction

2 Day Course
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Course Information

Overview

You will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of the Crystal Reports interface.
  • Create and modify a basic report.
  • Use formulas to calculate and filter data.
  • Build a parameterized report.
  • Group report data.
  • Enhance a report.
  • Create a report using data from an Excel workbook.
  • Distribute data.

Target Student

This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, or such tools may not be accessible. Students may or may not have programming or SQL experience.

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files in Microsoft® Windows®. In addition, students should have taken the Microsoft® Office Access Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

Course Outline

1. Exploring the SAP Crystal Reports Interface
  • Explore Crystal Reports
  • Use Crystal Reports Help
  • Customize the Report Settings
2. Working with Reports
  • Create a Report
  • Modify a Report
  • Display Specific Report Data
  • Work with Report Sections
3. Using Formulas in Reports
  • Create a Formula
  • Edit a Formula
  • Filter Data Using a Formula
  • Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
  • Handle Null Values
4. Building Parameterized Reports
  • Create a Parameter Field
  • Use a Range Parameter in a Report
  • Create a Prompt
5. Grouping Report Data
  • Group Report Data
  • Modify a Group Report
  • Group Using Parameters
  • Create a Parameterized Top N Report
6. Enhancing a Report
  • Format a Report
  • Insert Objects in a Report
  • Suppress Report Sections
  • Use Report Templates
7. Creating a Report from 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
8. Distributing Data
  • Export Data
  • Create Mailing Labels

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private Crystal Reports* course.

Tailored

Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Excellent course, The trainer was very helpful and taught the group a wide range of new Word skills.

Ben Cooper - TSS

Very good introduction. Well paced and suited a range of experience levels.

Felicity Howdle - Health Education England

Fantastic tutor. Great course! Thank you.

Joel Weaver - Science Ltd

The trainer was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

Marianne Seager - Wincanton

This course was great, the trainer was very knowledgeable and has improved my knowledge considerably. The facilities are fantastic. Thank You!

Kurtis Fleming - HM Revenue & Customs

Very good, trainer was excellent.

Mike Hartley-Bingle - XPS Pensions Group

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