This was a great class to get started in Crystal Reports."
This was my first online class. I appreciate how easy it was to follow and the flexibility I had to sit down and learn when it was convenient for me."
Great course and instructor. I like the effective interactive communication of the discussion area. I have learned a lot from the class and would take more courses from the instructor. I will be able to put into practise what I learned and it will help when I apply for jobs."
Just wanted to take a moment, even before doing the course evaluation to say thank you.
This course was absolutely tremendous and presented very well. I know I will be calling on the skills taught here over and over again...This is truly an invaluable course of study for anyone who has anything to do with database, regardless of whether developing, designing or being a basic user. Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge and expertise in this course. I know it has prompted me to go further in study of this subject.
Course Code: cri
In our first lesson, you'll learn why it's important to find out everything you need to know about the report you want to create before you even launch the Crystal Reports application. Then, learn how to create a simple report from scratch.
Learn how to pull data from multiple database tables and display only the data you want, filtering out any irrelevant information. Then, we'll review how to enhance communication by organizing a report's data in a meaningful way, and you'll learn how to use Crystal Reports to sort data and group related data items together.
In this lesson, you'll dive into the details of the various report sections. We'll also explore how you can control the placement of groups, reset page numbering, and move report totals. Then, look at a number of formatting options that Crystal Reports offers to help you give your report just the look you want. We'll look at how you can use report templates to achieve a consistent appearance across a family of reports, and practice using absolute formatting and conditional formatting, features that can adjust the appearance of your report based on the data it contains.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a cross-tab report, which can show such correlations across the entire data set or within a selected group of data items. Then, learn how to create a report based on some, but not all, of the data in a database. You’ll learn to create such targeted reports that make it easy for managers to make informed decisions.
Learn to make your reports dynamic, sensitive to what's happening at runtime using formulas and functions. Then, find out how to embed one report inside another so both are displayed at once.
Learn how to choose a chart type that best conveys the information you want to emphasize. And you'll find out how to use color, font, scale, legends, and titles to help you highlight trends in the data or data points that fall outside of the expected range. Finally, we’ll explore all of the distribution options that Crystal Reports provides.
Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry. He has authored 28 books about computer-related subjects, including "Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies," "Database Development For Dummies" and "SQL For Dummies." He has also taught computer courses for more than 10 years.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.