Crystal Reports Crystal Reports 2008 Level 2

Crystal Reports 2008 Level 2


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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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 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.


Course Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students 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.


Topics Covered

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



To ensure the successful completion of Crystal Reports 2008 Level 2, we recommend completion of one of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge:

  • Crystal Reports® 2008: Level 1. A knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful.

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