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Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports 2008 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a slew of features that add value to your presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying its presentation.
Delivery Method: Group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
You will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.
This course is designed for persons who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or such tools may not be accessible. Students may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.
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 the Microsoft® Office Access 2007: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.
Performance-Based ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- explore the Crystal Reports interface.
- create a basic report and modify it.
- use formulas for filtering data.
- build a parameterized report.
- group report data.
- enhance a report.
- create a report using data sourced from an Excel database.
- distribute data.
Course ContentLesson 1: Exploring the Crystal Reports 2008 InterfaceTopic 1A: Explore the Crystal Reports InterfaceTopic 1B: Use the Crystal Reports HelpTopic 1C: Customize the Report Settings
Lesson 2: Working with ReportsTopic 2A: Create a ReportTopic 2B: Modify a ReportTopic 2C: Display Specific Report DataTopic 2D: Work with Report Sections
Lesson 3: Using Formulas in ReportsTopic 3A: Create a FormulaTopic 3B: Edit a FormulaTopic 3C: Filter Data Using a FormulaTopic 3D: Work with Advanced Formulas and FunctionsTopic 3E: Handle Null Values
Lesson 4: Building Parameterized ReportsTopic 4A: Create a Parameter FieldTopic 4B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report Topic 4C: Create a Prompt
Lesson 5: Grouping Report DataTopic 5A: Group Report DataTopic 5B: Modify a Group ReportTopic 5C: Group Using ParametersTopic 5D: Create a Parameterized Top N Report
Lesson 6: Enhancing a ReportTopic 6A: Format a ReportTopic 6B: Insert Objects in a ReportTopic 6C: Suppress Report SectionsTopic 6D: Use Report Templates
Lesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel DataTopic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel DataTopic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel DataTopic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
Lesson 8: Distributing DataTopic 8A: Export DataTopic 8B: Creating Mailing Labels
Appendix A: Setting Up and Configuring Data Sources
Appendix B: Using Report Processing Techniques
Appendix C: Using Functions in Formulas