Crystal Reports XI - Level 1

Skills covered:


In this course, students will build basic list and group reports that work with almost any database.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: -
  • create a report by using data from an existing database.
  • use a report to present specific data in the desired order.
  • create groups to summarize report data.
  • build formulas to calculate and display data.
  • format reports.
  • add and modify elements in a report.
  • create single data series charts.
  • distribute report data.


This course is designed for a person who needs output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or they may not have access to those tools. Students may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.


Creating a Report

  • Set Default Report Settings
  • Specify Fields for a New Report
  • Preview a Report
  • Modify Field Display
  • Add a Report Title
  • Position Fields
  • Add Fields from Other Tables

Displaying Specific Report Data

  • Find Data
  • Sort Data
  • Filter Data by a Single Criterion

Grouping Report Data

  • Insert a Group
  • Add Summaries
  • Format Summary Information
  • Change Group Options
  • Add a Second-Level Grouping
  • Filter Records by Group
  • Create a Top N Sort Group

Building Formulas

  • Create a Formula
  • Edit a Formula
  • Combine Fields by Formula
  • Delete a Formula
  • Filter Data by Multiple Criteria
  • Modify a Filter Using an OR Operator
  • Create a Parameter Field
  • Account for Null Fields in a Formula

Formatting Reports

  • Remove White Space
  • Insert Page Header/Footer Data
  • Add Borders, Boxes, and Lines
  • Change Field Background Color
  • Change the Margins

Enhancing Reports

  • Add a Watermark
  • Insert Objects Using Object Linking and Embedding
  • Modify Formatting Based on Data Value
  • Suppress Report Sections
  • Insert Hyperlinks
  • Hide Blank Report Sections

Creating Pie Charts

  • Create a Pie Chart with a Drill-Down
  • Modify Chart Text
  • Format a Chart
  • Present a Chart by Group

Distributing Data

  • Export to a PDF File
  • Export to a Microsoft Excel File
  • Export to an Access Database File
  • Export a Report Definition
  • Create Mailing Labels

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 2 days
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