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Crystal Reports XI Designer 1 Workshop

 

Course Description | Course Outline |Data Warehousing | IT Training

1. Before You Begin

  • Defining the Purpose of the Report
  • Determining the Layout of the Report
  • Finding the Data
  • Organizing the Data for the Report
  • The Workbench

2. Creating a Simple Report

  • Starting the Crystal Reports Program
  • Starting a New Report
  • The Main Components of the Design Window
  • Exploring the Toolbars
    Managing Resources with Explorers
  • Placing Fields on the Report
  • Selecting and Sizing Objects
  • Browsing Field Data
  • Moving and Aligning Objects
  • Using Guides and Guidelines to Move and Align Objects
  • Creating Text Objects
  • Saving the Report
  • Autosaving the Report
  • Previewing the Report
  • Refreshing the Data
  • Getting Help

3. Formatting Features

  • Quick Formatting with the Template
  • Expert Formatting Objects
  • Format Painter
  • Inserting Lines and Boxes
  • Drawing a Line
  • Drawing a Box
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Working with the Page Commands
  • Working with Text Objects
  • Adding Fields into a Text Object
  • Formatting Part or All of an Object
  • Inserting Special Fields

4. Selecting Specific Records From the Database

  • Filtering Data with the Select Expert
  • Selecting Records with Multiple Criteria
  • Viewing and Editing the Select Formula
  • Case Sensitive vs. Case Insensitive
  • Record Selection Formula Templates

5. Grouping and Sorting Data

  • When and Why to Group Records
  • Creating a Group
  • Group and Sort Direction
  • Customize Group Name Field
  • Modifying Groups
  • Creating Multiple Groups in a Report
  • Using the Group Tree to Navigate the Report
  • Reordering Groups
  • Sorting Records within a Group
  • Summarizing Groups
  • Additional Summary Options
  • Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals
  • Calculating Percentages