Crystal Reports 2008 Level 2

2 days

Course Overview

Until now, you have used Crystal Reports to build and modify reports. You want to use the advanced functionality of Crystal Reports to generate reports in the format you desire. In this course, you will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports’ tools. You will not only create more sophisticated reports including subreports and cross-tabs, but you will also increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries.

Course Objective

You will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports’ tools.

Target student

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 that make it easier for other people to create reports. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Prerequisites

Crystal Reports 2008 Level 1, and knowledge of programming and/or SQL would be helpful.

Course Outline

Creating Running Totals

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

Working with Cross-Tabs

  • Create a Cross-Tab Report
  • Format a Cross-Tab Report
  • Create Groups in Cross-Tab Reports

Adding Subreports

  • Insert a Subreport
  • Edit a Subreport
  • Share Variables

Creating Drill-Downs in a Report

  • Create a Drill-Down
  • Create Headings for Drill-Down Data

Using SQL Statements in Report Processing

  • Create a Report Using SQL Queries
  • Summarize Report Data
  • Create Joins Using SQL
  • Create Subqueries
  • Create a SQL Expression Field

Creating Complex Formulas

  • Work with Loops
  • Work with Arrays

Adding Charts to Reports

  • Create Charts
  • Create a Chart with a Drill-Down
  • Create a Top N Chart
  • Create a Cross-Tab Chart
  • Create Charts for Grouped Data
  • Format a Chart
  • Create a Chart Template

Enhancing Report Functionality

  • Organize Data Based on a Hierarchy
  • Create a Dynamic Image
  • Create a Report Alert
  • Create a Geographic Map