Crystal Reports 2008 Advanced Course Outline
Until now, you have used Crystal Reports to build and modify reports. You want to use the advanced functionality of Crystal Reports to generate reports in the format you desire. In this course, you will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports' tools. You will not only create more sophisticated reports including subreports and cross-tabs, but you will also increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries.
You will create complex reports using Crystal Reports' tools.
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.
Crystal ReportsŪ 2008 Introduction. A knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
create automatic and manual running totals.
work with cross-tab reports.
create drill-downs in a report.
use SQL statements in report processing.
create complex formulas.
add charts to reports.
enhance report functionality.
Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals
Topic 1A: Create a Running Total Field
Topic 1B: Modify a Running Total Field
Topic 1C: Create a Manual Running Total
Lesson 2: Working with Cross-Tabs
Topic 2A: Create a Cross-Tab Report
Topic 2B: Format a Cross-Tab Report
Topic 2C: Create Groups in Cross-Tab Reports
Lesson 3: Adding Subreports
Topic 3A: Insert a Subreport
Topic 3B: Edit a Subreport
Topic 3C: Share Variables
Lesson 4: Creating Drill-Downs in a Report
Topic 4A: Create a Drill-Down
Topic 4B: Create Headings for Drill-Down Data
Lesson 5: Using SQL Statements in Report Processing
Topic 5A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries
Topic 5B: Summarize Report Data
Topic 5C: Create Joins Using SQL
Topic 5D: Create Subqueries
Topic 5E: Create a SQL Expression Field
Lesson 6: Creating Complex Formulas
Topic 6A: Work with Loops
Topic 6B: Work with Arrays
Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Reports
Topic 7A: Create Charts
Topic 7B: Create a Chart with a Drill-Down
Topic 7C: Create a Top N Chart
Topic 7D: Create a Cross-Tab Chart
Topic 7E: Create Charts for Grouped Data
Topic 7F: Format a Chart
Topic 7G: Create a Chart Template
Lesson 8: Enhancing Report Functionality
Topic 8A: Organize Data Based on a Hierarchy
Topic 8B: Create a Dynamic Image
Topic 8C: Create a Report Alert
Topic 8D: Create a Geographic Map
Appendix A: Managing Reports
Appendix B: Processing Data on the Server
Appendix C: Detecting and Fixing Problems
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