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SAP Crystal Reports Training

Training for SAP Crystal Reports Design

Crystal-Reports-trainingTake full advantage of SAP Crystal Reports with basic to advanced training from our team at 5x Technology. We'll help you discover and utilize all SAP Crystal Reports features (including those most applicable to your job) with multiple training formats available to fit your busy lifestyle - classroom, online, webinars and seminars. All of our SAP Crystal Reports training courses also count toward the SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports Certification.

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SAP Crystal Reports Training Courses

SAP Crystal Reports: Design I [BOC310]

This course is designed for report designers, new to SAP Crystal Reports, who are responsible for creating and distributing reports.

Duration: 2 Days

Description: This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give learners comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help them analyze and interpret important information.

Prerequisites:

  • Understand and use Windows conventions
  • Understand basic database concepts

Objectives: You will learn to plan a report, create a report, organize data on a report, format a report and create basic formulas. As well as, apply section formatting, apply conditional reporting, present data visually and distribute a report.

Topics Covered:

  • Planning a Report
    • Define database concepts
    • Plan and develop a report prototype
  • Creating a Report
    • Create a report
    • Add Tables
    • Describe the design environment
    • Insert objects on a report
    • Preview report
    • Save a report
    • Position and size objects
    • Format objects
  • Selecting Records
    • Define the Select Expert
    • Determine the criteria for record selection
    • Understanding saved and refreshed data
    • Apply record selection
    • Apply additional record selection criteria
    • Modify record selection
    • Apply time-based record selection
  • Organizing Data on a Report
    • Sort records
    • Group records
    • Summarize data
  • Formatting a Report
    • Add graphical elements
    • Combine text objects with database fields
    • Apply specialized formatting
    • Insert fields with pre-built functions
  • Applying Section Formatting
    • Format sections
    • Create a summary report
  • Creating Basic Formulas
    • Define a formula and its purpose
    • Create formulas
    • Apply Boolean formulas
    • Apply If-Then-Else formulas
    • Apply date calculations
    • Apply number calculations
    • Apply string manipulations
  • Applying Conditional Reporting
    • Determine trends in data
    • Format data conditionally
  • Representing Data Visually
    • Create a chart
  • Distributing Reports
    • Export a report
    • Saving a report to BusinessObjects Enterprise

Certification Applicability: This is a recommended course for the Business Objects Certified Professional - SAP Crystal Reports certification.

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SAP Crystal Reports: Design II [BOC320]

This course is designed for report designers who are responsible for creating and distributing reports and have completed SAP Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I – Fundamentals of Report Design.

Duration: 3 Days

Description: This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give learners comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help them analyze and interpret information.

Prerequisites:

  • Understand and use Windows conventions
  • Understand basic database concepts
  • Understand concepts taught in Report Design I

Objectives: You will increase your understanding of formulas, arrays, templates, parameters, summaries and sections as well as help you make more effective report design decisions and create more effective reports.

Topics Covered:

  • Using the Repository
    • Using the Repository
    • Creating a report from a repository data source
  • Creating Formulas
    • Using functions and operators
    • Defining control structures available in Crystal Reports Syntax
  • Managing Reports
    • Using the Workbench
    • Publishing reports to BusinessObjects Enterprise
  • Using Variables and Arrays
    • Using variables
    • Using arrays
  • Building Parameterized Reports
    • Defining and creating parameters
    • Building a report with multiple parameters
    • Using edit masks and descriptions
    • Creating a date range parameter
    • Grouping using parameters
  • Using Report Templates
    • Applying report templates
    • Building a template without a data source
    • Removing a template
  • Summarizing Data with Crosstabs
    • Building a basic crosstab
    • Formatting a crosstab
  • Using Report Sections
    • Using sections
    • Using group related functions to format sections
    • Using section underlay
    • Using multiple-column reporting
  • Building Specialized Reports
    • Using the Running Total Expert 
    • Creating a form letter
    • Adding a hyperlink to a report
    • Using Dynamic Graphic Locations
    • Building a report with alerts
    • Building a top N report
    • Integrate a Xcelsius Flash SWF into a Crystal report

Certification Applicability: This is a recommended course for the Business Objects Certified Professional - SAP Crystal Reports certification.

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SAP Crystal Reports: Design III [BOC330]

This course is designed for report designers who are responsible for creating and distributing reports and have completed SAP Crystal Reports: Report Design I & II.

Duration: 1 Day

Description: This one-day instructor-led course is designed to give learners comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help them analyze and interpret information.

Prerequisites:

  • Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design
  • Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions
  • Knowledge of Windows conventions
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience using a web browser
  • Basic database concepts
  • Knowledge of concepts taught in the Associate level course
  • Topics in Report Design III build on concepts from Report Design I and Report Design II, therefore it is important that learners have a solid understanding of the concepts taught at that level.

Goals

  • This one-day instructor led classroom course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge required to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret important information.
  • As a business benefit, you will find that your increased understanding of report processing, formulas, custom functions and subreports will help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports.

Topics Covered:

  • Describing Report Processing
    • Describing multipass reporting
    • Using evaluation time functions
    • Using a dynamic array
  • Using Subreports
    • Defining subreports
    • Creating an unlinked subreport, a linked subreport, and an on-deman subreport
    • Using shared variables in a subreport
    • Using subreports to link 'unlinkable' data
  • Creating complex formulas
    • Creating complex formulas
    • Using loop control structures
    • Using arrays functions and loops
    • Using nested functions
  • Using Custom Functions
    • Creating custom functions
    • Using custom functions
    • Modifying custom functions

Additional education offerings that we recommend: Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design IV - Optimizing Report Data

Applicable Certification: This is a core course in the Business Objects Certified Professional: SAP Crystal Reports XI certification.

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Crystal Bundle

Includes the following Courses:

(BOC310) SAP Crystal Reports: Design I

(BOC320) SAP Crystal Reports: Design II

Purchasing any training bundle allows your organization to receive all included courses at a reduced cost and gain additional on-site support for a longer period of time. All bundles are designed to teach all of the included courses within 5 days.

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