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RD-31008 - Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design Strategies (RD III)

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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 one-day instructor-led course is designed to give you comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge required to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret important information.
 
As a business benefit, you will find that your increased understanding of report processing, formulas, custom functions and subreports will help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe report processing.
  • Use Subreports.
  • Create complex formulas.
  • Use Custom Functions.

 

Course Audience

The target audience for this course is report designers, who have taken Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design and Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions and who are responsible for creating and distributing reports.
  • You should have completed Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design.
  • You should have completed Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions.
  • If you have taken a previous version of either Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design, or Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions, then you should have completed Crystal Reports 2008: Quickstart.

Course Outline

Report Processing

  • Use multi-pass reporting
  • Use evaluation time functions
  • Use a dynamic array

Using Subreports

  • Define subreports
  • Create an unlinked subreport
  • Create a linked subreport
  • Create an on-demand subreport
  • Use shared variables with subreports
  • Link �unlinkable� data with subreports
  • Describe alternate solutions to using subreports

Creating Complex Formulas

  • Use Print State functions
  • Use loop control structures
  • Use loop control structures with arrays

Using Custom Functions

  • Describe a custom function
  • Use custom functions

Using XML and Web Services Data

  • Use XML and web services data
  • Use a transform in XML exporting

Course Prerequisites

In this course you will be working intensively with Crystal Reports. To successfully understand the content and complete the activities, you must already able to:
  • Windows conventions
  • Basic database concepts
  • Experience using a web browser
  • Crystal Reports
Students must also have:
  • Completed RD-11008, Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design
  • Completed RD-21008, Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions
Course Schedule
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