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CR11L01 - Introduction to Crystal Reports 11 and 2008

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Course Description

​Level 1 is the primary recommended course you should take if your job responsibilities require you to obtain output from databases. It is also the first course in the Crystal Reports XI series. In this course, you will build basic list and group reports that work with almost any database. Course Objective: You will build basic list and group reports that work with almost any database.

Course Objectives

​Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a report by using data from an existing database.
  • Use a report to present specific data in the desired order.
  • Create groups to summarize report data.
  • Build formulas to calculate and display data.
  • Format reports.
  • Add and modify elements in a report.
  • Create single data series charts.
  • Distribute report data.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Creating a Report

Topic 1A: Set Default Report Settings
Topic 1B: Specify Fields for a New Report
Topic 1C: Preview a Report
Topic 1D: Modify Field Display
Topic 1E: Add a Report Title
Topic 1F: Position Fields
Topic 1G: Add Fields from Other Tables

Module 2: Displaying Specific Report Data

Topic 2A: Find Data
Topic 2B: Sort Data
Topic 2C: Filter Data by a Single Criterion

Module 3: Grouping Report Data

Topic 3A: Insert a Group
Topic 3B: Add Summaries
Topic 3C: Format Summary Information
Topic 3D: Change Group Options
Topic 3E: Add a Second-Level Grouping
Topic 3F: Filter Records by Group
Topic 3G: Create a Top N Sort Group

Module 4: Building Formulas

Topic 4A: Create a Formula
Topic 4B: Edit a Formula
Topic 4C: Combine Fields by Formula
Topic 4D: Delete a Formula
Topic 4E: Filter Data by Multiple Criteria
Topic 4F: Modify a Filter Using an OR Operator
Topic 4G: Create a Parameter Field
Topic 4H: Account for Null Fields in a Formula

Module 5: Formatting Reports

Topic 5A: Remove White Space
Topic 5B: Insert Page Header/Footer Data
Topic 5C: Add Borders, Boxes, and Lines
Topic 5D: Change Field Background Color
Topic 5E: Change the Margins

Module 6: Enhancing Reports

Topic 6A: Add a Watermark
Topic 6B: Insert Objects Using Object Linking and Embedding
Topic 6C: Modify Formatting Based on Data Value
Topic 6D: Suppress Report Sections
Topic 6E: Insert Hyperlinks
Topic 6F: Hide Blank Report Sections

Module 7: Creating Pie Charts

Topic 7A: Create a Pie Chart with a Drill-Down
Topic 7B: Modify Chart Text
Topic 7C: Format a Chart
Topic 7D: Present a Chart by Group

Module 8: Distributing Data

Topic 8A: Export to a PDF File
Topic 8B: Export to a Microsoft Excel File
Topic 8C: Export to an Access Database File
Topic 8D: Export a Report Definition
Topic 8E: Create Mailing Labels

Course Prerequisites

​Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of Windows, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files. In addition, students should have taken Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 1 or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

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