SAP Crystal Reports 2016 – An Introduction

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In this course we’ll be looking at SAP Crystal Reports, and how to use it.

This course starts right at the beginning, and so is good for absolute beginners, but would also be useful for you if you have previously used it, perhaps viewing reports or making basic reports, and would like to improve your skills.

You don’t need to have Crystal Reports on your computer, as first of all we will install a trial version of Crystal Reports for free, so that you can use it on your computer free for 30 days. This way, you can practice with your new skills, experiment with your own data and create your own reports.

Completing this course will help you:

  • Have a good knowledge of Crystal Reports, having installed it on your laptop.
  • Know about the different types of data sources, and how to create a report from scratch, including grouping, sorting and filtering/selecting.
  • Be able to format dates, numbers, text and other fields, insert and format graphics and other objects, and know when and why to insert additional sections.
  • Find out why hard-coded figures do not give the best interaction to the end-user, and use parameters to overcome this problem.
  • Add all manner of graphs, from bar charts to pie charts, radar charts and more.
  • Create subreports and drill-down reports, including using Cross-tab (PivotTables) in these reports.
  • Create subreports and drill-down reports, including using Cross-tab (PivotTables) in these reports.

Who is the course for?

You should take this if you want to learn about Crystal Reports 2008, Crystal Reports 2011, Crystal Reports 2013, or Crystal Reports 2016

No prior experience in reporting programs is required, although it would be helpful if you have previously created reports in other reporting tools.

If you already have some significant experience in Crystal Reports, this introductory course is probably not for you. However, there may be some things, such as subreports and drill-down reports, that you might help you.

Learning Path

Creating reports

  1. Creating your first report,
  2. Adding grouping, sorting and filtering, also known as Selecting.
  3. Formatting,

Enhancing our reports

4. Adding user interaction through parameters,

5. Graphs and charts,

6. Subreports, and

7. Formulas

What people are saying

“This course did not presume that the user would be from a business or corporate background, which made it easy for me to follow the examples that were presented.”
“Neatly articulated and presented with full of joy. Felt very good all the way till end with his friendly teaching method. Feel good learning experience. Thank You!”
“Amazing instructor, teaches from experience using simple and engaging lessons, rather than buzzwords and rhetoric. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Crystal Reports.”
“The material was presented clearly and, most usefully, it is easy to use as a reference. As I have been designing and modifying reports, it was easy to refer back to sections of the course and refresh my knowledge to be efficient with my report development. The course is thorough and covers well into a moderate skill level. With this course behind me, I anticipate that I will be quite proficient at generating and enhancing most reports as needed for my employer.”

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