Since you've probably completed the first course, or are familiar with the basics of building and modifying reports, you're ready to move ahead to create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports' tools. In this course, you'll not only learn how to create more sophisticated reports like subreports and cross-tabs, you'll also learn how to increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries and dictionaries.
Course Objective: You will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports' tools.
Target Student: This course is designed 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. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.
Prerequisites: Crystal Reports 10.0: Level 1, and knowledge of programming and/or SQL would be helpful.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- create running totals in a report.
- build cross-tabs in your report.
- add subreports to a report.
- design a report that uses a drill-down.
- improve processing speed in your reports.
- chart single and multiple data series.
- report from Excel data.
Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals
Topic 1A: Create a Running Total Field
Topic 1B: Modify a Running Total Field
Topic 1C: Create a Manual Running Total on Detail Data
Topic 1D: Create a Manual Running Total on Summary Data
Lesson 2: Building Cross-tabs in Your Report
Topic 2A: Create a Cross-tab
Topic 2B: Create a Specified Group Order
Topic 2C: Filter a Cross-tab by Group
Topic 2D: Change the Cross-tab Format
Topic 2E: Conditionally Format Rows and Columns
Topic 2F: Keep Groups Together
Lesson 3: Adding Subreports
Topic 3A: Insert a Subreport
Topic 3B: Link a Subreport to Data in a Primary Report
Topic 3C: Edit a Subreport
Topic 3D: Format a Subreport Using the Format Editor
Topic 3E: Share Formulas Between Main and Subreports
Topic 3F: Create an On-demand Subreport
Lesson 4: Creating Drill-downs
Topic 4A: Create a Drill-down
Topic 4B: Create Separate Headings for Drill-down Data
Lesson 5: Enhancing Report Processing Using SQL
Topic 5A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries
Topic 5B: Summarize Report Data Using SQL Aggregate Functions
Topic 5C: Create Joins Using SQL
Topic 5D: Create Subqueries
Topic 5E: Create an SQL Expression Field to Promote Server-side Processing
Lesson 6: Charting Data
Topic 6A: Create a Bar Chart
Topic 6B: Modify a Chart
Topic 6C: Create a Top N Chart
Topic 6D: Format a Chart
Topic 6E: Create a Chart Template
Lesson 7: Reporting on Excel Data
Topic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Topic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Topic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
Appendix A: Inserting a Geographic Map
Topic 1A: Insert a map