Crystal Reports 10: Level 1

Course Specifications

Course number: 085515
Software: Crystal Reports
Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description

Crystal Reports 10: 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 10 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.

Target Student: This course is designed for a person who needs output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or they may not have access to those tools. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, opening programs, and working with windows. Students should have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, etc. Students should have a basic understanding of database concepts.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

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Performance-based Objectives

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating a Report

Topic 1A: Set Default Report Settings

Topic 1B: Specify Fields for a New Report

Topic 1C: Preview the Report

Topic 1D: Modify Field Display

Topic 1E: Add a Report Title

Topic 1F: Position Fields

Topic 1G: Add Fields from Additional Tables


Lesson 2: Displaying Specific Report Data

Topic 2A: Find Data

Topic 2B: Sort Data

Topic 2C: Filter Data by Single Criteria


Lesson 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 an Additional Group

Topic 3F: Filter by Group

Topic 3G: Create a Top N Sort Group


Lesson 4: Building Formulas

Topic 4A: Write a Formula

Topic 4B: Edit a Formula

Topic 4C: Group by Formula

Topic 4D: Delete a Formula

Topic 4E: Build a Filter by Multiple Criteria

Topic 4F: Modify a Filter with Multiple Criteria to Create an OR Condition

Topic 4G: Create a Parameter Field

Topic 4H: Write a Formula that Incorporates Null Fields


Lesson 5: Formatting Reports

Topic 5A: Remove White Space

Topic 5B: Insert Page Header/Footer Data

Topic 5C: Add Borders and Lines

Topic 5D: Change the Background Color

Topic 5E: Change the Margins


Lesson 6: Enhancing Reports

Topic 6A: Create a Section to Contain a Watermark

Topic 6B: Insert Objects Using Object Linking and Embedding

Topic 6C: Modify Format Based on Data Value

Topic 6D: Conditionally Suppress Data

Topic 6E: Insert Hyperlinks

Topic 6F: Hide Blank Report Sections


Lesson 7: Creating and Modifying 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


Lesson 8: Distributing Data

Topic 8A: Export to PDF

Topic 8B: Export to Excel

Topic 8C: Export to an Access Database

Topic 8D: Create a Report Definition

Topic 8E: Create Mailing Labels


Appendix A: Setting File Locations