Crystal Reports Introduction

Course Code: CRINTRO   Duration: 2 Days   Price: £695+VAT
Overview

This two-day course is designed for delegates new to Crystal Reports.  

Audience

This course covers the basics of creating simple reports and adding functionality to them, such as record selection, grouping, formulae and parameters. 

Pre-Requisites

You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer.

Course Contents

Introduction to Crystal Reports

  • Opening a report    
  • Creating New Reports      
  • Connecting to a Data Source       
  • Field Explorer       
  • Refreshing the report       
  • Report Design environment       
  • Moving, Sizing and Aligning Objects  

Record Selection       

  • Adding Record Selections with the Select Expert       
  • Saved v Refreshed Data       
  • Modifying Record Selections 
  • Record selection with Date Fields  

Formatting Reports

  • Formatting Objects     
  • Adding Lines       
  • Adding Boxes       
  • Adding Graphics   
  • Adding Hyperlinks
  • Creating and Formatting Text Objects       
  • Using Special Fields       
  • Report Explorer    

Sorting, Grouping, Summarising    

  • Sorting records      
  • Grouping Records   
  • Specified Order Grouping       
  • Adding Summary Totals       
  • Group Sort Expert (Top N grouping)   

Linking       

  • The Database Expert   
  • Adding Tables/Amending Links      
  • Linking Options

Creating Formulae       

  • Creating Formulae with the Formula Editor
  • Formula Syntax
  • Simple Formula Functions
  • If-then-else formulae

Conditional Reporting       

  • Highlighting Expert       
  • Conditional Formatting 
  • Report Alerts

Parameter Fields

  • Defining Parameter Fields
  • Using Parameters

Printing and Distributing Reports       

  • Printing Reports       
  • Exporting Reports & Configuration

Standard Report Wizard       

  • Using the Wizard to create a report      
  • Mailing Labels wizard

Setting up & Designing Reports

  • Planning Reports
  • Default Report Option