Crystal Reports Introduction

Date(s) - 01/01/2050
All Day

The Quill Consultancy


This one-day course is appropriate if you have not previously used Crystal Reports to produce reports from a database “back-end”, or you are self taught and wish to improve your understanding of the techniques and features of Crystal so you can get the most out of this powerful reporting tool.

NB This course makes use of Appcon courseware.

Audience Profile

It is assumed you have good general computing skills, are familiar with the Windows environment and have a broad understanding of relational databases.

At Course Completion

At the completion of the course, you should be able to create and format basic reports to sort, summarise and group data from a variety of “back-end” data sources. These reports will allow user intervention to determine the output at run-time.

This course is based on a multiple table Access database as the data source. Alternatively, the course can be customised to reflect the client database environment; such customisation may incur additional cost.

The course can be conducted using either versions 8.5 or 10 of Crystal Reports

Course Topics

Creating a simple report using the Report Experts
Using the Select Expert to enter report selection criteria
Creating a report manually
Sorting the records on a report
Grouping records by category
Summarising records (sub-totals and grand totals)
Creating and editing a text object
Using text objects with special fields
Including parameter fields in a report
Adding additional tables to existing reports
Linking tables
Using formulae in a report to create calculated fields
Conditional formatting
Creating a cross tab summary report
Crystal Report charting
Customising the Crystal Reports environment

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