Welcome back to Crystal Reports 9.0. 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's 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's 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 9.0: 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.
- improve processing speed in your reports.
- build a dictionary.
- 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 Cross-tab by Group
Topic 2D: Change the Cross-tab Format
Topic 2E: 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 Object
Topic 3E: Share Formulas Between Main and Subreports
Topic 3F: Create an On-demand Subreport
Lesson 4: Improving Report Processing Speed
Topic 4A: Create a SQL Expression
Topic 4B: Select Records on the Server
Topic 4C: Write a SQL Query
Topic 4D: Edit a SQL Query
Topic 4E: Build a Report on a SQL Query
Topic 4F: Create SQL Commands in the Crystal Report Environment
Lesson 5: Building Dictionaries
Topic 5A: Create a Dictionary
Topic 5B: Organize the View of Data in a Dictionary
Topic 5C: Adding Graphics to the Dictionary
Topic 5D: Build a Report Based on a Dictionary
Lesson 6: Charting Data
Topic 6A: Create a 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
Topic 7B: Modify a Report
Topic 7C: Update the Report
Appendix A: Inserting a Geographic Map
Topic 1A: Insert a Map