Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports® enhances report building and report processing techniques with a variety of features that add value to a presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying the report's presentation.
Information is critical to making sound business decisions. Data presented without any formatting or structure holds little or no meaning for interpretation. Crystal Reports helps you build advanced reports with ease, presenting complex information in an understandable way.Version Note
This course is taught using Crystal Reports 2016 software. However, there are very, very few differences between the 2016 and the 2013 and 2011 versions. Our instructors have used all 3 versions and will be able to quickly highlight the several small changes to the user interface. Users of any of the 3 versions of Crystal Reports will have no problem learning in the 2016 software environment.Course Objectives
In this course, you will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.
- Identify the elements of the Crystal Reports interface.
- Create and modify a basic report.
- Use formulas to calculate and filter data.
- Build a parameterized report.
- Group report data.
- Enhance a report.
- Create a report using data from an Excel workbook.
- Distribute data.
This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, or tools that are not accessible. Learners may or may not have programming or SQL experience.Prerequisites
Before taking this course, learners should be familiar with basic computer functions, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files in Microsoft® Windows®. In addition, learners should have taken the Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.Course Content
Lesson 1: Exploring the Crystal Reports Interface
Topic A: Explore Crystal Reports
Topic B: Use Crystal Reports Help
Topic C: Customize Report SettingsLesson 2: Working with Reports
Topic A: Create a Report
Topic B: Modify a Report
Topic C: Display Specific Report Data
Topic D: Work with Report SectionsLesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports
Topic A: Create a Formula
Topic B: Edit a Formula
Topic C: Filter Data by Using a Formula
Topic D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
Topic E: Handle Null ValuesLesson 4: Building Parameterized Reports
Topic A: Create a Parameter Field
Topic B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
Topic C: Create a PromptLesson 5: Grouping Report Data
Topic A: Group Report Data
Topic B: Modify a Group Report
Topic C: Group by Using Parameters
Topic D: Create a Parameterized Top N ReportLesson 6: Enhancing a Report
Topic A: Format a Report
Topic B: Insert Objects in a Report
Topic C: Suppress Report Sections
Topic D: Use Report TemplatesLesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel Data
Topic A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Topic B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Topic C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel DataLesson 8: Distributing Data
Topic A: Export Data
Topic B: Create Mailing Labels