Crystal Reports 2013: Part 1

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Organizations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customized reports. Crystal Reports 2013 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 2013 helps you build advanced reports with ease, presenting complex information in an understandable way.
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 2013: Level 1 course or have equivalent experience with basic database concepts.
Course Objectives:
In this course, you will connect to a database to extract data and present it as a report.
You will:
Identify the elements of the Crystal Reports interface.
Create and modify a basic report.
Use formulas to calculate and filter data.
Build a parameterized report.
Group report data.
Enhance a report.
Create a report using data from an Excel workbook.
Distribute data.
Exploring the Crystal Reports Interface:
Explore Crystal Reports
Use Crystal Reports Help
Customize Report Settings
Working with Reports :
Create a Report
Modify a Report
Display Specific Report Data
Work with Report Sections
Using Formulas in Reports:
Create a Formula
Edit a Formula
Filter Data by Using a Formula
Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
Handle Null Values
Building Parameterized Reports :
Create a Parameter Field
Use a Range Parameter in a Report
Create a Prompt
Grouping Report Data :
Group Report Data
Modify a Group Report
Group by Using Parameters
Create a Parameterized Top N Report
Enhancing a Report:
Format a Report
Insert Objects in a Report
Suppress Report Sections
Use Report Templates
Creating a Report from Excel Data :
Create a Report Based on Excel Data
Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data
Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data
Distributing Data :
Export Data
Create Mailing Labels