Crystal Reports 2013: Part 1 Boot Camp - 2 Days
Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports 2013 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a variety of features that add value to a presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying the report's presentation.
Information is critical to making sound business decisions. Data presented without any formatting or structure holds little or no meaning for interpretation. Crystal Reports 2013 helps you build advanced reports with ease, presenting complex information in an understandable way.
In this course, you will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.
- Identify the elements of the Crystal Reports interface.
- Create and modify a basic report.
- Use formulas to calculate and filter data.
- Build a parameterized report.
- Group report data.
- Enhance a report.
- Create a report using data from an Excel workbook.
- Distribute data.
This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, or tools that are not accessible. Learners may or may not have programming or SQL experience.
Before taking this course, learners should be familiar with basic computer functions, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files in Microsoft Windows. In addition, learners should have taken the Microsoft Office Access 2013: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.
Course-specific Technical Requirements
For this course, you will need one computer for each learner and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configuration:
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
- Screen resolution of 1,024 × 768 or higher as recommended for your computer
- Network cards and cabling for local network access
- Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
- Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
- Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen
- Microsoft Windows 8
- Default installation of Crystal Reports 2013
- Default installation of Microsoft Office 2013
- Printer driver (Printers are not required; however, each PC must have an installed printer driver to use Print Preview.)
- Adobe Reader 11.0 or above
- If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)
Lesson 1: Exploring the Crystal Reports Interface
Topic A: Explore Crystal Reports
Topic B: Use Crystal Reports Help
Topic C: Customize Report Settings
Lesson 2: Working with Reports
Topic A: Create a Report
Topic B: Modify a Report
Topic C: Display Specific Report Data
Topic D: Work with Report Sections
Lesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports
Topic A: Create a Formula
Topic B: Edit a Formula
Topic C: Filter Data by Using a Formula
Topic D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
Topic E: Handle Null Values
Lesson 4: Building Parameterized Reports
Topic A: Create a Parameter Field
Topic B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
Topic C: Create a Prompt
Lesson 5: Grouping Report Data
Topic A: Group Report Data
Topic B: Modify a Group Report
Topic C: Group by Using Parameters
Topic D: Create a Parameterized Top N Report
Lesson 6: Enhancing a Report
Topic A: Format a Report
Topic B: Insert Objects in a Report
Topic C: Suppress Report Sections
Topic D: Use Report Templates
Lesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel Data
Topic A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Topic B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Topic C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
Lesson 8: Distributing Data
Topic A: Export Data
Topic B: Create Mailing Labels