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Crystal Reports XI Intermediate

Course Overview


The Crystal Reports XI Intermediate Training Course is designed to enhance Participants basic report writing skills and move them into creating more complex reports. Time will be spent walking through the tips and tricks of advanced report writing along with a good amount of hands on practice. In addition, Participants will cover professional design, techniques, sub-reporting and advanced formula's. This course incorporates a number of hands on exercises that reinforce the learning process.

Course Content


Refresher Exercise

  • Review of Planning a Report
  • Creating the Report
  • Placing Fields on the Report
  • Creating the Formulas
  • Advanced Grouping
  • Selecting Certain Records
  • Helpful Hints for Formatting the Report
  • Adding and Working with Text Objects
  • Hiding and Suppressing Sections
  • Guidelines

Power Formatting with Multiple Sections

  • Using Multiple Sections in Reports
  • Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
  • Conditionally Formatting Multiple Sections
  • Advanced Drill Down Group Level
  • Challenge Exercise – Formatting with Multiple Sections
  • Challenge Exercise – Conditionally Formatting Multiple Sections

Using the Running Totals Feature

  • Understanding Running Totals
  • Creating Running Totals for a List of Numbers
  • Conditional Running Totals
  • Challenge Exercise – Creating Running Totals
  • Challenge Exercise – Creating a Conditional Running Total

Prompting with Parameters

  • Parameter Field Considerations
  • Creating a Parameter Field
  • Using a Parameter to Select Records
  • Using a Parameter Field
  • Creating a Dynamic Value List for Parameter Values
  • Importing a Pick ListAdding
  • Parameter Values to Text Objects
  • Allowing Multiple Values in Parameters
  • Using Multiple Parameter Fields in Reports
  • Specifying and Limiting a Range for a Parameter
  • Using Parameters in Conditional Formatting
  • Using an Edit Mask to Limit String Parameters
  • Sorting with a Parameter
  • Using a parameter to set N in a Top N Report
  • Cascading Parameters
  • Challenge Exercise – Using Parameters

Using Advanced Formula Features

  • Understanding How Crystal Reports Processes the Data
  • What Is a Pass?
  • Using Evaluation Time Functions
  • Working with Variables
  • Declaring a Variable
  • Assigning a Value to a Variable
  • Using a Variable in a Formula
  • Variable Scope
  • Separating Statements in Complex Formulas
  • Working with Arrays   
  • Challenge Exercise – Understand and Set Up the YTD Comparison Report
  • Challenge Exercise – Declare Variables and Conditionally Assign Values to Them

Using Sub reporting as a Workaround Solution

  • Understanding Sub reports
  • Unlinked versus Linked Subreports
  • Creating an Unlinked Sub report
  • Linking a Subreport
  • Database Links versus Subreports in One-to-Many Situations
  • Creating On-Demand Subreports
  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Using Subreports to Link “Unlinkable” Data
  • Challenge Exercise – Creating Reports with Linked Subreports

Creating Powerful Groups

  • Using the Group Expert
  • Using a Field Name to Customize the Group Name
  • Using a Formula to Customize the Group Name Field
  • Creating Custom Groups
  • Grouping on a Formula Field
  • Using Group Selection to Filter the Records in the Report
  • Grouping Hierarchically
  • Create Customized Grouping
  • Brain Teaser – Using Group Selection
  • Challenge Exercise – Creating a Group Using a Formula

Working with Cross-Tab Report

  • Understanding How Cross-Tabs Affect Your Data
  • Creating a Cross-Tab Report
  • Creating a Cross- Tab with Multiple Rows or Columns
  • Applying a Formatting Style to the Cross-Tab
  • Customizing the Cross-Tab Format
  • Changing Background Colors
  • Formatting Individual Cells
  • Changing the Summary Operation
  • Suppressing Rows, Columns or Totals
  • Repeating Row Heading for Multi-Page Cross-Tabs
  • Using Alias Names for Column and Row Headings
  • Charting Cross-Tabs
  • Challenge Exercise – Cross-Tab Reports

Report Alerts

  • What are Report Alerts
  • Creating Report Alerts
  • Challenge Exercise – Using Report Alerts with Parameter

Report Templates

  • What is a Report template
  • Standard Report Creation Wizard and Templates
  • The Template Expert
  • Applying a Template and the consequences
  • Template Considerations
  • Creating Your Own Templates
  • Inserting Template Fields
  • Formatting Template Fields
  • Giving Template Fields a Value

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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