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APCR20161 - Crystal Reports 2016: Part 1

Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports® 2016 enhances report building and report processing techniques with a variety of features that add value to a presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying the report's presentation.

Information is critical to making sound business decisions. Data presented without any formatting or structure holds little or no meaning for interpretation. Crystal Reports 2016 helps you build advanced reports with ease, presenting complex information in an understandable way.

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Prerequisites

Detailed Class Syllabus


Prequisites


Before taking this course, learners should be familiar with basic computer functions, such as creating and navigating folders, opening programs, manipulating windows, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files in Microsoft® Windows®. In addition, learners should have taken the Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.

Lesson 1: Exploring the Crystal Reports Interface


Topic A: Explore Crystal Reports
Topic B: Use Crystal Reports Help
Topic C: Customize Report Settings

Lesson 2: Working with Reports


Topic A: Create a Report
Topic B: Modify a Report
Topic C: Display Specific Report Data
Topic D: Work with Report Sections

Lesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports


Topic A: Create a Formula
Topic B: Edit a Formula
Topic C: Filter Data by Using a Formula
Topic D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
Topic E: Handle Null Values

Lesson 4: Building Parameterized Reports


Topic A: Create a Parameter Field
Topic B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
Topic C: Create a Prompt

Lesson 5: Grouping Report Data


Topic A: Group Report Data
Topic B: Modify a Group Report
Topic C: Group by Using Parameters
Topic D: Create a Parameterized Top N Report

Lesson 6: Enhancing a Report


Topic A: Format a Report
Topic B: Insert Objects in a Report
Topic C: Suppress Report Sections
Topic D: Use Report Templates

Lesson 7: Creating a Report from Excel Data


Topic A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Topic B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Topic C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data

Lesson 8: Distributing Data


Topic A: Export Data
Topic B: Create Mailing Labels