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Crystal Reports 2013 Level 2

Course Objectives

This course is designed for people who know how to create basic list and group reports and need to create reports that include sub reports, 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.

Until now, you have used SAP Crystal Reports to build and modify reports. You want to use the advanced functionality of SAP Crystal Reports to generate reports in the format you desire. In this course, you will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports 2013. You will not only create more sophisticated reports including sub reports and cross-tabs, but you will also increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries.

Delegates may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Please note: Crystal Reports has had multiple software versions released over the years. Please check that the version you are using matches to the course you will be attending: v10 and v11 were both released in 2003, thereafter versions 2008, 2011 and 2013 were released in the same year as their name.
Prerequisites

Create a basic report
Create a connection to a data source
Make simple modifications to an existing report
Use basic formatting techniques
Create groups in a report
Create sub-totals and grand totals in a report
Create basic formulas
Perform simple filters and sorts

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Create automatic and manual running totals
Work with cross-tab reports
Add subreports
Create drill-downs in a report
Use SQL statements in report processing
Create complex formulas
Add charts to reports
Enhance report functionality

Course Outline

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: Summarise 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: Organise Data Based on a Hierarchy
Topic 8B: Create a Dynamic Image
Topic 8C: Create a Report Alert
Topic 8D: Create a Geographic Map

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