Crystal Reports 9.0 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 9.0 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: Exposure to a Windows operating system would be helpful and a basic understanding of database concepts is necessary.
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 a list report by using data from an existing database.
- locate and present data in a specified order.
- create groups to summarize report data.
- build formulas to add non-database data to a report and display data differently.
- format reports.
- enhance reports by adding and modifying elements in a report.
- create single data series charts.
- distribute report data to other users.
Lesson 1: Creating a List Report
Topic 1A: Set Default Report Settings
Topic 1B: Build the Report
Topic 1C: Preview the Report
Topic 1D: Add a Report Title
Topic 1E: Align Fields
Lesson 2: Displaying Data in a Report
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: Change Group Options
Topic 3D: Add an Additional Group
Topic 3E: Format a Group Header
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 Watermark
Topic 6B: Add Bulleted Lists
Topic 6C: Modify Format Based on Data Value
Topic 6D: Conditionally Suppress Data
Topic 6E: Insert Hyperlinks
Topic 6F: Hide Report Objects
Lesson 7: Creating and Modifying Pie Charts
Topic 7A: Create a Pie Chart with a Drill-down
Topic 7B: Change the Chart Title
Topic 7C: Format a Chart
Topic 7D: Present a Chart by Group
Lesson 8: Distributing Data
Topic 8A: Export to Excel
Topic 8B: Export to an Access Database
Topic 8C: Create a Report Definition
Topic 8D: Create Mailing Labels