Crystal Reports Level 1

Provided by WWP Training Ltd

Aims
Crystal Reports Level 1 is the primary recommended course you should take if your job responsibilities require you to obtain output from databases. It is also the first course in the Crystal Reports series.

In this course, you will build basic list and group reports that work with almost any database.

Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of Windows, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files. In addition, students should have attended the Microsoft Office Access Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

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Objectives
On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

Create a report by using data from an existing database
Use a report to present specific data in the desired order
Create groups to summarise report data
Build formulas to calculate and display data
Format reports
Add and modify elements in a report
Create single data series charts
Distribute report data

Course Content

Creating a Report

Set Default Report Settings
Specify Fields for a New Report
Preview a Report
Modify Field Display
Add a Report Title
Position Fields
Add Fields from Other Tables
Displaying Specific Report Data

Find Data
Sort Data
Filter Data by a Single Criterion
Grouping Report Data

Insert a Group
Add Summaries
Format Summary Information
Change Group Options
Add a Second-Level Grouping
Filter Records by Group
Create a Top N Sort Group
Building Formulas

Create a Formula
Edit a Formula
Combine Fields by Formula
Delete a Formula
Filter Data by Multiple Criteria
Modify a Filter Using an OR Operator
Create a Parameter Field
Account for Null Fields in a Formula

Formatting Reports

Remove White Space
Insert Page Header/ Footer Data
Add Borders, Boxes, and Lines
Change Field Background Colour
Change the Margins
Enhancing Reports

Add a Watermark
Insert Objects Using Object Linking and
Embedding
Modify Formatting Based on Data Value
Suppress Report Sections
Insert Hyperlinks
Hide Blank Report Sections
Creating Pie Charts

Create a Pie Chart with a Drill-Down
Modify Chart Text
Format a Chart
Present a Chart by Group
Distributing Data

Export to a PDF File
Export to a Microsoft Excel File
Export to an Access Database File
Export a Report Definition
Create Mailing Labels