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RD-110 - Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Fundamentals of Report Design (RD I)

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Duration: 2 Days

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Course Description

​This course is designed to give learners comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help them analyze and interpret information.

As a business benefit, learners will find that this course is an in-depth approach to the entire report creation cycle from planning a report prototype to distributing a report.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Plan a report.
  • Create a report.
  • Select records.
  • Organize data on a report.
  • Format a report.
  • Apply section formatting.
  • Create basic formulas.
  • Apply conditional reporting.
  • Present data visually.
  • Distribute a report.

Course Audience

The target audience for this course is report designers, new to Crystal Reports, who are responsible for creating and distributing reports.​

Course Outline

Planning a Report

  • Defining database concepts
  • Planning and developing a report prototype

Creating a Report

  • Connecting to a data source
  • Adding tables
  • The design environment
  • Inserting objects on a report
  • Previewing and saving a report
  • Positioning and sizing objects
  • Formatting objects

Selecting Records

  • Defining the Select Expert
  • Determining the record selection criteria
  • Defining saved and refreshed data
  • Applying record selection
  • Applying additional record selection criteria
  • Modifying record selection
  • Applying time-based record selection

Organizing Data on a Report

  • Sorting records
  • Grouping records
  • Summarizing data

Formatting a Report

  • Adding graphical elements
  • Combining text objects with database fields
  • Applying specialized formatting
  • Inserting fields with pre-built functions

Applying Section Formatting

  • Formatting sections
  • Creating a summary report

Creating Basic Formulas

  • Defining formulas
  • Creating formulas
  • Applying Boolean formulas
  • Applying If-Then-Else formulas
  • Applying date calculations
  • Applying number calculations
  • Applying string manipulation

Applying Conditional Reporting

  • Determining trends in data
  • Formatting data conditionally

Representing Data Visually

  • Creating a chart

Distributing a Report

  • Exporting a report
  • Saving a report to BusinessObjects Enterprise

Course Prerequisites

​To be successful, learners who attend this course must have working knowledge of:

  • Windows conventions.
  • Basic database concepts.
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