Duration: 2 Days
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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 the tools in Crystal Reports 2013. 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.
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.
In this course, you will create complex reports using tools in Crystal Reports 2013.You will:
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.
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: Create a Chart with a Drill-Down 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
To ensure your success, a knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful. You can also take the following Logical Operations course: