Crystal Reports XI Designer 3 Workshop
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COURSE LENGTH: 2 Days

COURSE COST: $695.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This two-day workshop is designed to expand your working knowledge of Crystal Reports and move you into creating more complex reports. Time will be spent walking you through the tips and tricks of advanced report writing along with a good amount of hands on practice. In addition, you will cover custom function, advanced formulas and report efficiencies techniques. This course incorporates a number of hands on exercises that reinforce the learning process.

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*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of the courseware. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run as a Virtual Instructor led class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact: learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.

COURSE TOPICS:


Refresher Exercise
Review of Planning a Report
Creating the Report
Placing Fields on the Report
Advanced Grouping
Selecting Certain Records
Group Sorting
Group Charting

Custom Functions
What is a Custom Function
Function Arguments
When to use a Custom Function
Using the Custom Function Editor
Using Crystal Syntax
Using Basic Syntax
Custom Function Properties
Using the Formula Expert and Custom Functions
Using the Formula Extractor
Custom Function Limitations

Using the Advanced Formula Features
Advanced Formula Syntax
Review If... Else... Then Expressions
Select Case
Immediate IF (IIF)
For Loops
Exit For
Join Function
Split Function
Array Sizing Limitations

Crystal Reports, Data Access and SQL
What is SQL
Direct Database Drivers
ODBC
OLE DB
Viewing the SQL
SQL Commands
Creating an SQL Command
Adding Parameters to the SQL Command
SQL Expressions
Creating an SQL Command

Advanced Database Concepts
Using the Database Expert for Linking
Order Links Dialog
Index Legend Dialog
Link Options Dialog
Adding and removing Databases/Tables
Adding a table Multiple Times
Changing Join Types
Database Changes
Database Verification
Set Data Source Location
Re-mapping Database Fields
Views

Running Reports Efficiently
Understanding What Crystal Sends to the Database
Strategies for Efficient Report Performance
Using the SQL Statement
Record Selection and Performance
Performance Information
Report Definition
Saved Data
Processing
Latest Report Changes
Performance Timing
Server Based Grouping
Select Distinct Command

Manual Cross-Tab Reports
What is a Manual Cross-Tab
Creating a Cross-Tab Object
Creating a Cross-Tab without the Expert

Tips and Tricks
Formatting Subreports
Parameter Tricks
Conditional Formatting
Formatting Page Headers
Using Unique Fonts in the Report
String Fields and Dates
Dates Activity

OLAP Reporting
OLAP Explanation
OLAP Servers
Creating an OLAP Report
Formatting and OLAP Report