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Crystal Reports 2011: Report Design II and III - Business Reporting and Processing Strategies
Course Number:(RD-220-230)
Course Length:3 Day
Course Price:$1,800
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 Course Description

RD 220 - This course is designed to give you comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret information using Crystal Reports®. As a business benefit, you will be able to increase your understanding of formulas, variables, arrays, templates, parameters, summaries, and sections, which will help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports. RD 230 - 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.

 Course Outline

Audience

RD-220

· The target audience for this course is report designers who are responsible for creating and distributing reports and have completed Crystal Reports XI R1/R2 Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design.

RD-230

· The target audience for this course is report designers who have taken Crystal Reports® XI R1/R2:

o Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design and Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design II

o Business Reporting Solutions, and are responsible for creating and distributing reports.

Prerequisites:

RD-220

Essential

· * Prerequisite Education (To be successful, you should have attended the following offerings or have the equivalent knowledge:):

· Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design * Prerequisite Knowledge/Experience (To be successful, you must have working knowledge of:):

· Windows conventions

· Basic database concepts

· Experience using Web Browser

RD 230

Essential

· * Prerequisite Education (To be successful, you must have attended the following offerings or have the equivalent knowledge of:)

· Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design

· Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design II - Business Reporting Solutions * Prerequisite Knowledge/Experience (In this course, you will be working intensively with Crystal Reports. To successfully understand the content and complete the activities, you must have:)

· 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.

RD-220

Content

Report Creation Review

o Using your Crystal Reports knowledge

Using the Repository

o Using the repository

o Creating a report from a repository data source

Creating Formulas

o Using functions and operators

o Defining control structures available in Crystal Reports Syntax

Managing Reports

o Using the workbench

o Publishing reports to BusinessObjects™ Enterprise

Using Variables and Arrays

o Using variables

o Using arrays

Building Parameterized Reports

o Defining and creating parameters

o Building a report with multiple parameters

o Using edit masks and descriptions

o Creating a data range parameter

o Grouping using parameters

Using Report Templates

o Applying report templates

o Building a template without a data source

o Removing a template

Summarizing Data with Cross-Tabs

o Building a basic cross-tab

o Formatting a cross-tab

Using Report Sections

o Using sections

o Using group related functions to format sections

o Using section underlay

o Using multiple column reporting

Building Specialized Reports

o Using the Running Total Expert

o Creating a form letter

o Adding a hyperlink to a report

o Using Dynamic Graphic Locations

o Building a report with alerts

o Building a top N report

Notes

· Additional Education (To increase your skill level and knowledge of Crystal Reports, the following courses are recommended:)

o Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design III - Report Processing Strategies

o Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design IV - Optimizing Report Data

· Applicable Certification

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

RD-230

Content

· Describing Report Processing

o Describing multipass reporting

o Using evaluation time functions

o Using a dynamic array

Using Subreports

o Defining subreports

o Creating an unlinked subreport, a linked subreport, and an on-deman subreport

o Using shared variables in a subreport

o Using subreports to link 'unlinkable' data

Creating complex formulas

o Creating complex formulas

o Using loop control structures

o Using arrays functions and loops

o Using nested functions

Using Custom Functions

o Creating custom functions

o Using custom functions

o Modifying custom functions

Notes

· Additional Education (Additional education offerings that we recommend include:)

o Crystal Reports XI R1/R2: Report Design IV - Optimizing Report Data

· Applicable Certification

o This is a core course in the Business Objects Certified Professional: Crystal Reports XI certification

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