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Crystal Reports 2013 Level 1

This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or such tools may not be accessible. Organisations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customised reports. SAP Crystal Reports 2013 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a wealth of features that add value to your presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying its presentation.

Please note: Crystal Reports has had multiple software versions released over the years. Please check that the version you are using matches to the course you will be attending: v10 and v11 were both released in 2003, thereafter versions 2008, 2011 and 2013 were released in the same year as their name.

 

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explore the Crystal Reports interface
  • Create a basic report and modify it
  • Use formulas to calculate and filter data
  • Build a parameterised report
  • Group report data
  • Enhance a report
  • Create a report using data sourced from an Excel database
  • Distribute data

Pre-Requisites

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows, organise folders and files
  • Work with Windows - Minimise, Maximise, Open, Close
  • A basic understanding of database principles, including: relationships between tables; joins and primary keys; experience of using data manipulation software, such as Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel
  • Prior knowledge of SQL is desirable, but not essential

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the SAP Crystal Reports 2013 Interface

  • Topic 1A: Explore Crystal Reports
  • Topic 1B: Use Crystal Reports Help
  • Topic 1C: Customise the Report Settings

Lesson 2: Working with Reports

  • Topic 2A: Create a Report
  • Topic 2B: Modify a Report
  • Topic 2C: Display Specific Report Data
  • Topic 2D: Work with Report Sections

Lesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports

  • Topic 3A: Create a Formula
  • Topic 3B: Edit a Formula
  • Topic 3C: Filter Data Using a Formula
  • Topic 3D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
  • Topic 3E: Handle Null Values

Lesson 4: Building Parameterised Reports

  • Topic 4A: Create a Parameter Field
  • Topic 4B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
  • Topic 4C: Create a Prompt

Lesson 5: Grouping Report Data

  • Topic 5A: Group Report Data
  • Topic 5B: Modify a Group Report
  • Topic 5C: Group by Using Parameters
  • Topic 5D: Create a Parameterised Top N Report

Lesson 6: Enhancing a Report

  • Topic 6A: Format a Report
  • Topic 6B: Insert Objects in a Report
  • Topic 6C: Suppress Report Sections
  • Topic 6D: Use Report Templates

Lesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel Data

  • Topic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
  • Topic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
  • Topic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data

Lesson 8: Distributing Data

  • Topic 8A: Export Data
  • Topic 8B: Create Mailing Labels
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