Crystal Reports 2013 2016 Designer Level 1 - CR-200 Course Outline

(2 Days)

Overview

Crystal Reports is one of the most powerful reporting programs available with the ability to pull data from all types of data sources. You can use Crystal Reports to generate reports from any of the standard PC database programs, Access, Paradox, or FoxPro, as well as from a mainframe or server database. Crystal also has a powerful web-reporting server that allows you to distribute your reports over the web. 

Crystal Reports is bundled with more than 160 other programs including Visual Basic, some medical applications, many accounting packages and several ERP solutions. It makes report generation easy without requiring you to be a programmer or a database expert. If you know how to work in a Windows environment and are familiar with the data you want to use, you can create a Crystal Report that looks professional and makes sense.

Audience Profile

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.

Prerequisites

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®: Part 1, or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

At Course Completion

In this course, you will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.

 

You will:

  • 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.

Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

LESSON 1: CREATING A SIMPLE REPORT

LESSON 2: FORMATTING FEATURES

LESSON 3: SELECTING SPECIFIC RECORDS FROM THE DATABASE

LESSON 4: GROUPING AND SORTING

LESSON 5: COMBINING MULTIPLE TABLES

LESSON 6: CREATING AND USING

LESSON 7: CONDITIONAL FORMATTING

LESSON 8: CREATING SUMMARY REPORTS AND CHARTS

LESSON 9: EXPORTING YOUR REPORTS WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION

LESSON 10: USING THE REPORT