Crystal Reports 2013 2016 Designer Level 2 - CR-201 Course Outline

(2 Days)

Overview

Even though you are familiar with Crystal Reports, you may take some time to study its various tools that enable you to generate reports with the desired data using advanced methods such as SQL querying. This way, you won’t be slowed down by large databases or databases with which you are unfamiliar. By creating subreports, cross-tabs, and running totals, you will turn raw data into meaningful, customized reports that will help your business run more smoothly. If you work with large databases, you may find yourself faced with performance issues. In this course, you will also learn to use tools that can increase the speed with which data is retrieved.

Audience Profile

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 that make it easier for other people to create reports. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success, a knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful.

At Course Completion

In this course, you will create complex reports using tools in Crystal Reports 2020.

You will:

  • Create automatic and manual running totals.
  • Work with cross-tab reports.
  • Add subreports.
  • Create drill-downs in a report.
  • Use SQL statements in report processing.
  • Create complex formulas.
  • Add charts to reports.
  • Enhance report functionality.

Course Outline

LESSON 1: CREATING RUNNING TOTALS

Topic A: Create a Running Total Field

Topic B: Modify a Running Total Field

Topic C: Create a Manual Running Total



LESSON 2: WORKING WITH CROSS-TABS

Topic A: Create a Cross-Tab Report

Topic B: Format a Cross-Tab Report

Topic C: Create Groups in Cross-Tab Reports



LESSON 3: ADDING SUBREPORTS

Topic A: Insert a Subreport

Topic B: Edit a Subreport

Topic C: Share Variables



LESSON 4: CREATING DRILL-DOWNS IN A REPORT

Topic A: Create a Drill-Down

Topic B: Create Headings for Drill-Down Data



LESSON 5: USING SQL STATEMENTS IN REPORT PROCESSING

Topic A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries

Topic B: Summarize Report Data

Topic C: Create Joins Using SQL

Topic D: Create Subqueries

Topic E: Create an SQL Expression Field



LESSON 6: CREATING COMPLEX FORMULAS

Topic A: Work with Loops

Topic B: Work with Arrays



LESSON 7: ADDING CHARTS TO REPORTS

Topic A: Create Charts

Topic B: Drill Down to Chart Data

Topic C: Create a Top N Chart

Topic D: Create a Cross-Tab Chart

Topic E: Create Charts for Grouped Data

Topic F: Format a Chart

Topic G: Create a Chart Template



LESSON 8: ENHANCING REPORT FUNCTIONALITY

Topic A: Organize Data Based on a Hierarchy

Topic B: Create a Dynamic Image

Topic C: Create a Report Alert

Topic D: Create a Geographic Map



APPENDIX A: MANAGING REPORTS

APPENDIX B: PROCESSING DATA ON THE SERVER

APPENDIX C: DETECTING AND FIXING PROBLEMS