Crystal Reports Introduction

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Crystal Reports Introduction

Duration: 2 days

Pre-requisites Microsoft Windows and basic database concept understanding.

Following on from the 2 day Introduction course, delegates will be able to connect to their own data sources and design basic workable, drill down reports.

Report Design
  • Creating a new reports
  • The report design environment
  • Working with Objects
  • Setting system defaults
Record Selection
  • Select Expert
  • Select Record
  • Save versus refresh
  • Selection criteria
Sorting Grouping and Summarising
  • Sorting and grouping records
  • Sub-totals and Grand totals
  • Top N
  • Working with dates and times in groups
  • Advanced grouping
  • Linking concepts and working with links
  • Adding and removing tables
  • Using Smart Linking
  • Using lines, boxes and images, text objects
  • Using Special Fields
  • Working with formulas and the Formula Editor
  • Calculations (basic, date, Boolean, IF and strings)
  • Crystal functions
Section Formatting
  • Basic section formatting
Conditional Reporting
  • Highlighting Expert
  • Conditional formatting formulas
  • Creating Charts with Chart Expert