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Advanced Crystal Reports Courses

Crystal Reports XI Advanced

A Two-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

This highly intensive two-day training course has been designed to teach existing users of Crystal Reports X1 how to use more advanced techniques and features to create complex reports and data sources.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for people who know how to create basic list and group reports and need to create reports that include subreports, cross-tabs, advanced formulas, and charts based on more than one data series. They may also need to build tools to make it easier for other people to create reports. Delegates should be familiar with the content covered in the Crystal Reports XI Introduction course. A knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful.

Course Outline

Creating Running Totals
• Create a Running Total Field  • Modify a Running Total Field  • Create a Manual Running Total on Detail Data  • Create a Manual Running Total on Summary Data 
Building Cross-tabs in Your Report
• Create a Cross-tab  • Create a Specified Group Order  • Filter a Cross-tab by Group  • Change the Cross-tab Format  • Conditionally Format Rows and Columns  • Keep Groups Together 
Adding Subreports
• Insert a Subreport  • Link a Subreport to a Primary Report  • Edit a Subreport's Structure  • Format a Subreport Using the Format Editor  • Share Variables Between Subreports and Primary Reports  • Create an On-demand Subreport 
Creating Drill-downs
• Create a Drill-down  • Create Separate Headings for Drill-down Data 
Enhancing Report Processing by Writing SQL Statements
• Create a Report Using SQL Queries  • Summarize Report Data Using SQL Aggregate Functions  • Create Joins Using SQL  • Create Subqueries  • Create a SQL Expression Field 
Charting Data
• Create a Bar Chart  • Modify a Chart  • Format a Chart  • Create a Chart Template  • Create a Top N Chart  • Create a Cross-tab Chart 
Reporting on Excel Data with Crystal Reports
• Create a Report Based on Excel Data  • Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data  • Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data 
Working with Prompts
• Create a Static Prompt  • Create a Dynamic Prompt 
Enhancing Report Functionality
• Group Data Hierarchically  • Create a Dynamic Image  • Create a Report Alert  • Create a Geographic Map 

Setup of PCs for training

PCs used for training should have the Microsoft Windows operating system, with Crystal Reports, Microsoft Office (with printer drivers for Print Preview) and Adobe Reader installed.

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