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RD-11008 - Crystal Reports 2008: Fundamentals of Report Design (RD I)

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Course Description

​Crystal Reports 2008 is a powerful, dynamic, actionable reporting solution that helps you design, explore, visualize, and deliver reports via the web or embedded in enterprise applications. This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give you comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret information.

As a business benefit, you 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

Course Outline

Planning a Report

  • Define database concepts
  • Plan and develop a report prototype

Creating a Report

  • Create a report
  • Add tables
  • Describe the design environment
  • Insert objects on a report
  • Preview a report
  • Save a report
  • Position and size objects
  • Format objects

Selecting Records

  • Define the Select Expert
  • Determine the criteria for record selection
  • Understanding saved and refreshed data
  • Apply record selection
  • Apply additional record selection criteria
  • Modify record selection
  • Apply time-based record selection

Organizing Data on a Report

  • Sort records
  • Group records
  • Summarize data

Formatting a Report

  • Add graphical elements
  • Combine text objects with database fields
  • Apply specialized formatting
  • Insert fields with pre-built functions

Applying Section Formatting

  • Format sections
  • Create a summary report

Creating Basic Formulas

  • Define a formula and its purpose
  • Create formulas
  • Apply Boolean formulas
  • Apply If-Then-Else formulas
  • Apply date calculations
  • Apply number calculations
  • Apply string manipulation

Applying Conditional Reporting

  • Determine trends in data
  • Format data conditionally

Representing Data Visually

  • Create a chart

Distributing a Report

  • Export a report
  • Save 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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