Crystal Reports 2013: Part 2 - 95-201 Course Outline

(2 Days)

Overview

Until now, you have used Crystal Reports to build and modify reports. You want to use the advanced functionality of Crystal Reports to generate reports in the format you desire. In this course, you will create complex reports and data sources using the tools in Crystal Reports 2013. You will not only create more sophisticated reports including sub reports and cross-tabs, but you will also increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries. Even though you are familiar with Crystal Reports, you may take some time to study its various tools that enable you to generate reports with the desired data using advanced methods such as SQL querying. This way, you won’t be slowed down by large databases or databases with which you are unfamiliar. By creating sub reports, cross-tabs, and running totals, you will turn raw data into meaningful customized reports that will help your business run more smoothly. If you work with large databases, you may find yourself faced with performance issues. In this course, you will also learn to use tools that can increase the speed with which data is retrieved.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success, a knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful.

At Course Completion

  • In this course, you will create complex reports using tools in Crystal Reports 2013.
  • You will:
  • Create automatic and manual running totals.
  • Work with cross-tab reports.
  • Add subreports.
  • Create drill-downs in a report.
  • Use SQL statements in report processing.
  • Create complex formulas.
  • Add charts to reports.

Enhance report functionality

Course Outline

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals

  • Create a Running Total Field
  • Modify a Running Total Field
  • Create a Manual Running Total

Lesson 2: Working with Cross-Tabs

  • Create a Cross-Tab Report
  • Format a Cross-Tab Report
  • Create Groups in Cross-Tab Reports

Lesson 3: Adding Sub reports

  • Insert a Sub report
  • Edit a Sub report
  • Share Variables

Lesson 4: Creating Drill-Downs in a Report

  • Create a Drill-Down
  • Create Headings for Drill-Down Data

Lesson 5: Using SQL Statements in Report Processing

  • Create a Report Using SQL Queries
  • Summarize Report Data
  • Create Joins Using SQL
  • Create Subqueries
  • Create an SQL Expression Field

Lesson 6: Creating Complex Formulas

  • Work with Loops
  • Work with Arrays

Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Reports

  • Create Charts
  • Create a Chart with a Drill-Down
  • Create a Top N Chart
  • Create a Cross-Tab Chart
  • Create Charts for Grouped Data
  • Format a Chart
  • Create a Chart Template

Lesson 8: Enhancing Report Functionality

  • Organize Data Based on a Hierarchy
  • Create a Dynamic Image
  • Create a Report Alert
  • Create a Geographic Map