Objective: You will create complex reports using
Crystal Reports' tools.
Now that you have
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
including subreports and cross-tabs, but you'll also
learn how to increase the speed and efficiency of your
reports by using SQL queries.
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 XI: Level 1, and
knowledge of programming and/or SQL would be helpful.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced,
classroom-delivery learning model with structured
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.
- implement report prompts.
- enhance report functionality.
- 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
- Topic 1D: Create a Manual Running Total on
- 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 a Primary Report
- Topic 3C: Edit a Subreport's Structure
- Topic 3D: Format a Subreport Using the Format
- Topic 3E: Share Variables Between Subreports and
- Topic 3F: Create an On-demand Subreport
- Lesson 4: Creating Drill-downs
- Topic 4A: Create a Drill-down
- Topic 4B: Create Separate Headings for
- Lesson 5: Enhancing Report Processing by
Writing SQL Statements
- Topic 5A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries
- Topic 5B: Summarize Report Data Using SQL
- Topic 5C: Create Joins Using SQL
- Topic 5D: Create Subqueries
- Topic 5E: Create a SQL Expression Field
- Lesson 6: Charting Data
- Topic 6A: Create a Bar Chart
- Topic 6B: Modify a Chart
- Topic 6C: Format a Chart
- Topic 6D: Create a Chart Template
- Topic 6E: Create a Top N Chart
- Topic 6F: Create a Cross-tab Chart
- Lesson 7: Reporting on Excel Data with
- Topic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
- Topic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel
- Topic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel
- Lesson 8: Working with Prompts
- Topic 8A: Create a Static Prompt
- Topic 8B: Create a Dynamic Prompt
- Lesson 9: Enhancing Report Functionality
- Topic 9A: Group Data Hierarchically
- Topic 9B: Create a Dynamic Image
- Topic 9C: Create a Report Alert
- Topic 9D: Create a Geographic Map
- Appendix A: Understanding BusinessObjects
- Appendix B: Understanding Report Templates
and the Section Expert
- Appendix C: Report Data Manipulation