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Crystal Reports is a user-friendly report creation tool created and distributed by SAP.  The program is run on the Windows operating system.  It allows users to easily create and design detailed reports using data from various data sources, such as Excel spreadsheets, Oracle databases, Microsoft Access databases, MySQL server databases, and even local files.   The data that Crystal Reports gathers can be used in a multitude of report types, including list reports, mailing label reports, customer letters, financial analysis, activity, summaries, and much more.

This course is for anyone who wants to learn Crystal Reports.  It doesn't matter if you already have experience with Crystal Reports or are a complete newbie to the software.   We will teach you the program from beginning to end so that anyone, regardless of experience, learns all that they need to know to successfully use the program. 

You will learn how to:

·    Connect to data sources such as Access and MySQL databases and Excel spreadsheets.

·    Add tables and views from data sources to be used in Crystal Reports

·    Create a report

·    Add data fields to a report

·    Format, align, and move data fields and headers to begin to customize a report

·    Add special data fields to a report

·    Add non-data objects to a report

·    Sort and filter data in a report

·    Organize data into groups

·    Add grand total and sub-total fields

·    Create and work with parameter fields

·    Create and use formula fields

·    Insert charts into a report

·    Link multiple tables together

·    Export and distribute reports

·    And more


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Lesson 1: Introduction to Crystal Reports

The data that Crystal Reports gathers can be used in a multitude of report types, including list reports, mailing label reports, customer letters, financial analysis, activity and even summaries, et cetera. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Why Use Crystal Reports?
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Getting Started in Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports does not allow you to enter data into the program. All data used to create reports with the program must be from other data sources, such as databases or Excel spreadsheets. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: Creating Custom Crystal Reports Tutorial
  • Review Video: Crystal Reports Tutorial. Create a report, sort and group data, format a report
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Learning the Basics of Crystal Reports

The design of your report begins with the way you set up your page. The way you set up your page will define the paper size, the orientation, the units of measurement, and the margins. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Sections
  • Review Video: Crystal Reports 2011 Tutorial - Using the Field Explorer and Sections Tools
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Applying Formatting to a Report

Earlier in this course, we told you that each row of data in your report makes up one Details section in your report. This means if you have 100 rows of data, you have 100 Details sections. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Examples of Crystal Reports
  • Review Video: Crystal Reports Tutorial. Create a report, sort and group data, format a report
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Special Data Fields

Special data fields are pre-built fields with values in them. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Insert Special Fields in Crystal Reports- Tutorial; Hiding a data field in SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • Review Video: How-To Print All Data After A Special Character In The Field Using A Crystal Reports Formula
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Non-Data Objects

In this lesson, we?re going to show you how to customize and even personalize your reports by adding text and images. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Crystal Reports 2013 Tutorial Inserting Pictures Training Tutorial
  • Review 2 Videos: Crystal Reports Tutorial Inserting Pictures Business Objects Training; Add a Flash object to a report: Crystal Reports 2011
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Sorting Data

Whenever you add a field to a report, the records in that field appear in the order that they were inserted into the database. When you sort data in a report, you put it in a custom order so you can better analyze and find the data you need. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: How to Sort and Group Records in Crystal Reports 2013
  • Review 2 Videos: SAP Crystal Reports Introductory Series: Sorting, Grouping, Totaling; Sorting Groups Conditionally in Crystal Report
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Filtering Data

When you filter data, you establish filter criteria just as we did when we sorted data. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Using the Select Expert
  • Review Video: Filtering Data The Formula Editor for Select Expert
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Grouping Data

Throughout this lesson, we will discuss how to create groups and how to use them to organize and navigate through your report. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Use Grouping in Crystal Reports; Crystal Reports: how to have multiple groups at the same level?; Grouping by week, month, quarter or other period
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Adding Data Summary Fields

You can add formulas in Crystal Reports to calculate values and summarize your data 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Crystal Reports ? Summary Data Report; Subtotal and grand total in crystal report for .net
  • Review Video: How to use Summary Fields in Crystal Reports
  • Complete: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Working with Parameter Fields

The parameter field serves as a live filter that enables the user to see the data that meets the criteria that he/she selects. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Adding parameters to crystal reports
  • Review Video: Crystal Reports Tip: Creating Dynamic Parameters
  • Complete: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Working with Formulas

In this lesson, we are going to focus on learning all about formulas, starting with the basics and moving into the more advanced. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Formula Field in Crystal Report; Crystal Reports 2011: Create a conditional formula
  • Review Video: HOW TO Create Crystal Report Formulas - Easy Simple Tutorial
  • Complete: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Inserting a Chart into a Report

A chart is simply a visual representation of data. Crystal Reports gives you the ability to insert various types of charts into your reports using data that you specify. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 2 Videos: Advanced Crystal Reports 2011 Tutorial | A Special Chart Type: THE PIE; Crystal Reports Tutorial The Chart Expert Business Objects Training
  • Complete: Exam 13

Lesson 14: The Report Wizard

So far in this course, we?ve only discussed how to create a blank report ? or a report from scratch. However, you can also use the Standard Report Wizard to create a report. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Using the Reports Wizard in Crystal Reports 2011; Crystal Reports Tutorial Using the Report Wizards Business Objects Training
  • Complete: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Formatting the Different Sections of Your Report

Let?s take a break from learning the ins and outs of Crystal Reports and have a little fun with formatting. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Repeating Group header on each page in crystal reports; how to make dynamic page header in crystal reports
  • Complete: Exam 15

Lesson 16: About Linking Data Tables

A join is an operation that?s performed to connect two or more database tables based on columns that match in each table. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Linking Tables; Crystal Reports Tutorial: Using Multiple Linked Tables in Crystal Reports
  • Complete: Exam 16

Lesson 17: Exporting and Distributing Reports

When you export a report, you are exporting it from Crystal Reports and putting it into a different format. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Review Article: Export Crystal Reports to Different File Formats
  • Complete: Exam 17

Lesson 18: Managing All Your Reports

You can always create a folder on your computer that specifically contains your reports. You can even create subfolders to help organize the reports according to the data they contain. 99 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Complete: Exam 18
  • Complete: Final Exam
268
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Crystal Reports
Course Number: 8900341
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Computer Skill
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
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