Crystal Reports 2008/.2011 Designer 2 Workshop Training

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Course Description

 
This two-day workshop is designed to enhance your basic report writing skills and move you into creating more complex reports. Time will be spent walking you through the tips and tricks of advanced report writing along with a good amount of hands on practice. In addition, you will cover professional design, techniques, sub-reporting and advanced formulas. This course incorporates a number of hands on exercises that reinforce the learning process. Audience: Administrators, developers and end-users who need to create dynamic reports from varying data sources.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)

Prerequisites

Working knowledge of Windows 2000/XP/Vista environment is required. Familiarity with relational database concepts (tables, fields, and records) is strongly recommended.

Course Outline

 


1. 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
Adding and Working with Text Objects
Hiding and Suppressing Sections
Guidelines

2. Power Formatting with Multiple Sections
Using Multiple Sections in Reports
Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
Conditionally Formatting Multiple Sections

3. Using the Running Totals Feature
Understanding Running Totals
Creating Running Totals for a List of Numbers
Conditional Running Totals

4. Prompting with Parameters
Parameter Fields Overview
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 List
Adding 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
Group Sorting with a Parameter
Using a Parameter to set N in a Top N or Bottom N Report
Displaying Parameter Fields
Cascading Parameter Fields

5. Using Advanced Formula Features
Understanding How Crystal Reports Processes the Data
What is a Pass?
Pre-Pass #1 and #2
Pass #1, #2, #3
Using Evaluation Time Functions
Working with Variables
Declaring a Variable
Assigning a Value to a Variable
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Using a Variable in a Formula
Variable Scope
Separating Statements in Complex Formulas
Working with Arrays
Understanding the Formula Evaluation Time Debugger

6. Using Subreporting as a Workaround Solution
Understanding Subreports
Unlinked versus Linked Subreports
Creating an Unlinked Subreport
Linking a Subreport
Database Links versus Subreports in One-to-Many Situations
Formatting the Subreport
Passing Data from the Main Report into a Subreport
Creating On-Demand Subreports
Creating Hyperlinks
Using Subreports to Link "Unlinkable" Data

7. Creating Powerful Groups
Creating Custom Groups
Customizing Group Sort Order
Using Group Selection toFilter the Records in the Report
Grouping on a Formula Field
Grouping Hierarchically

8. Working with Cross-Tab Reports
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
Customizing Cross-Tab Group Names
CurrentFieldValue

9. Report Alerts
What are Report Alerts
Creating Report Alerts
Basing Report Formulas or Conditional Formatting on Report Alerts
Creative Usage for Report Alerts

10. Appendix A: 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

11. Appendix B: The Northwind 2008 Database
12. Appendix C: Installation and System Requirements

Installing the Application
Minimum Installation Requirements

13. Appendix D: Setup for CR 2008
CR 2008 Application Installation Instructions
Installed Required Class Files
14. Appendix E: Function and Operator Locations

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