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APCR20162 - Crystal Reports 2016: Part 2

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 the tools in Crystal Reports 2016. 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.

Even though you are familiar with Crystal Reports, you may take some time to study its various tools that enable you to generate reports with the desired data using advanced methods such as SQL querying. This way, you won't be slowed down by large databases or databases with which you are unfamiliar. By creating subreports, cross-tabs, and running totals, you will turn raw data into meaningful customized reports that will help your business run more smoothly. If you work with large databases, you may find yourself faced with performance issues. In this course, you will also learn to use tools that can increase the speed with which data is retrieved.

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Prerequisites


To ensure your success, a knowledge of programming and/or SQL would also be helpful. You can also take the following course:
  • Crystal Reports® 2016: Part 1

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals


Topic A: Create a Running Total Field
Topic B: Modify a Running Total Field
Topic C: Create a Manual Running Total

Lesson 2: Working with Cross-Tabs


Topic A: Create a Cross-Tab Report
Topic B: Format a Cross-Tab Report
Topic C: Create Groups in Cross-Tab Reports

Lesson 3: Adding Subreports


Topic A: Insert a Subreport
Topic B: Edit a Subreport
Topic C: Share Variables

Lesson 4: Creating Drill-Downs in a Report


Topic A: Create a Drill-Down
Topic B: Create Headings for Drill-Down Data

Lesson 5: Using SQL Statements in Report Processing


Topic A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries
Topic B: Summarize Report Data
Topic C: Create Joins Using SQL
Topic D: Create Subqueries
Topic E: Create an SQL Expression Field

Lesson 6: Creating Complex Formulas


Topic A: Work with Loops
Topic B: Work with Arrays

Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Reports


Topic A: Create Charts
Topic B: Create a Chart with Drill-Down
Topic C: Create a Top N Chart
Topic D: Create a Cross-Tab Chart
Topic E: Create Charts for Grouped Data
Topic F: Format a Chart
Topic G: Create a Chart Template

Lesson 8: Enhancing Report Functionality


Topic A: Organize Data Based on a Hierarchy
Topic B: Create a Dynamic Image
Topic C: Create a Report Alert
Topic D: Create a Geographic Map