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Crystal Reports 2011 Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 2011

You will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.

Target Student
This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, or such tools may not be accessible. Students may or may not have programming or SQL experience.

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic 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, students should have taken the Microsoft® Office Access 2010 Introduction course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• 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 Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 Interface
Topic 1A: Explore Crystal Reports
Topic 1B: Use Crystal Reports Help
Topic 1C: Customize the Report Settings

Lesson 2: Working with Reports
Topic 2A: Create a Report
Topic 2B: Modify a Report
Topic 2C: Display Specific Report Data
Topic 2D: Work with Report Sections

Lesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports
Topic 3A: Create a Formula
Topic 3B: Edit a Formula
Topic 3C: Filter Data Using a Formula
Topic 3D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
Topic 3E: Handle Null Values

Lesson 4: Building Parameterized Reports
Topic 4A: Create a Parameter Field
Topic 4B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
Topic 4C: Create a Prompt

Lesson 5: Grouping Report Data
Topic 5A: Group Report Data
Topic 5B: Modify a Group Report
Topic 5C: Group Using Parameters
Topic 5D: Create a Parameterized Top N Report

Lesson 6: Enhancing a Report
Topic 6A: Format a Report
Topic 6B: Insert Objects in a Report
Topic 6C: Suppress Report Sections
Topic 6D: Use Report Templates

Lesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel Data
Topic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Topic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Topic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data

Lesson 8: Distributing Data
Topic 8A: Export Data
Topic 8B: Create Mailing Labels

Appendix A: Setting Up and Configuring Data Sources

Appendix B: Using Report Processing Techniques

Appendix C: Using Functions in Formulas
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