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Crystal Reports 2013 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 10 hours of easy to follow Crystal Reports 2013 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
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  • Tutor: Guy Vaccaro
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Video lessons: 128
  • Product code: O1661
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Date Released: 12th November 2011
Gain an in-depth knowledge of this innovative business intelligence software with the help of these beginners Crystal Reports 2013 tutorial videos.

Starting from the basic concepts, experienced database trainer Guy Vaccaro presents step by step training videos the explain and demonstrate how to use the main tools, the new features for the 2011 and 2013 release, and to share some widely recognized industry best practices that will help you to present your data in a variety of easy to understand and visually appealing ways.

Throughout the instruction, Guy uses and frequently refers to real Crystal Reports files, which are included with both the DVD and download purchase helping you to keep pace with his on-screen actions.

The course spans almost 10 hours of professionally created training video that commences at an easy pace with a tour of the interface and the location of the most commonly used tools explained.
Once the basics have been covered, Guy moves onto setting up your report that includes making connections to various external databases, how to add and remove fields, reviewing your report, and saving your report.
Guy then moves onto lessons on formatting your report where you will learn how to move and resize objects, the paragraph settings, the date and font format options, and learning about the available background colors.
Your will also learn about utilizing the special data fields, best practices for sorting data, how to filter your report and grouping reports.
Towards the conclusion of the tuition, Guy gives you a taster of some of the more complex topics that include formula fields, section formatting and data table linking.

The complete training course contents are listed below and you can start your Crystal Reports education right away. Click any of the blue linked lessons below to sample the free crystal reports 2013 video tutorials and see how this practical and visual course can benefit you and your business...
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COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
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Starting Off
What Can I achieve
Quick Tour
Using The Exercise Files
How To Install The Supplied Databases
How To Change The Datasource Of The Files
Trainer Bio

New Report Set Up
Starting Up And Set Up A New Report
Setting Page Size Orientation
How To Connect To The Sample Access Databases
How To Connect To The Sample Excel Files
How To Connect To The Sample SQL Server Database
Selecting Tables or Views
Field Explorer And Sections Overview
How to Add And Remove Fields On The Report
Field Masks And Column Header Control Explained
Browsing Data Before Insertion
Preview The Report
Refresh Your Report Data
Save The Report
Saving The Report with no Data

Navigating The Report
Looking Through The Report
Search For Text In The Report
Change The Zoom In Preview And Design
Group Navigation Pane Explored

Best Practices To Format The Report
Move And Resize Objects On The Report
The Guides And Other Alignment Options
Snap To Grid Saves The Day
Modifying The Font Style, Size And Color
Add A Color Border Or Background To Controls
Paragraph Settings Explored
How to Format Numbers For Numerical Data Fields
Currency Formatting for Beginners!
The Options for Date Formatting
The Format Painter in CR
How to Add A Hyperlink To A Field
Lock The Format Size And Position Of An Object
Default Font Formatting Options - Lesson 1
Default Font Formatting Options - Lesson 2
Default Data Formatting Options
Background Colors

The Special Data Fields
How to Add Special Date Fields
Insert Page Numbers
How to Add The File Path To The Page Footer
Reporting Author And Title Fields
Utilizing The Remaining Special Fields

Add Non Data Items To A Report
Insert And Edit Text Objects
Formatting Options For A Text Object
Add A Horizontal Or Vertical Line
Format A Line And Control Its Behavior Step By Step
Add And Format A Box
Add A Box That Crosses Section Boundaries
Add A Company Logo Or Other Image
Add Data Fields To Non Data Text Boxes
Remove Non Data Items

Sort Data in CR
Sorting By A Field On The Report
Sorting By More Than One Field
Sorting By Fields NOT Visible On The Report
Remove Sort Criteria

Filter Report Data
Filter A Field By Existing Values
Use The Different Comparison Operators With Text Fields
Filter The Data By Date Fields
Filter Numeric Fields Step by Step
Remove Filters From The Report One by One
Filter By More Than One Field
Multiple Field Criteria And/Or Explained
Wildcard In Filter Criteria
Filter For NULL(Empty) Fields

Grouping Reports
Grouping Explained
Adding A Group
How to Format The Group Name
Enhance The Group Header From Scratch
Group A Report On Dates Or Time
Create Multiple Level Groups
Remove A Group
Change The Group Sort Order
Customize Group Heading Labels
Group Preview Options Explained
Specify Your Own Groups
Swap The Data Field For A Group

Summarizing Your Data
Insert A Grand Total Field
Inserting A Sub Total Field
Moving Summary Fields Within A Report - What Happens?
How To Display Sub Totals As A Percentage Of Grand Totals
Summary Fields Using Average Minimum Or Maximum
How to Create A Summary Report By Hiding Details
How to Create A Drilldown Report
Refresh A Drilldown Report
Sort Group Based On Summary Values Not Group Values
Using Top Or Bottom N To Filter Summary Data

Using Parameters In Reports
What Are Parameters in Crystal Reports?
Add A Free Text Parameter Field
Use A Text Parameter To Filter Data in CR 2013
Number Parameter Fields For Filter Purposes
Date Fields Used In Parameters
Create And Using A Pick List Parameter
Create And Using A Dynamic Pick List
Multiple Parameter Fields Explored
Deleting Parameter Fields Explored

Crystal Reports Formula Fields
Using A Formula To Enhance A Report
Changing And Renaming A Formula Field
Delete A Formula Field
Create A Formula To Concatenate
String Manipulation Formula In Motion
Date Formula In Motion
How to Calculate Age With Crystal Reports
Sort And Filter With A Formula Field
Use Formula Fields While Grouping
Formula And Parameter Fields Working Together
Conditions Within Formulas Explained
Using IF To Negate A NULL Concatenation

Section Formatting
The Many Report Header And Footer Options
Format Options Of The Page Header And Footer
Group Header And Footer Settings
Details Section Formatting Including Multiple Columns

The Standard Report Wizard Explained
The Steps Involved In The Standard Report Wizard
How to Edit A Report Generated By The Wizard
Use The Report Templates

Data Table Linking
Relational Databases Explored
Visual Linking
Warning Watch For Cartesian Joins
Link Types And Their Effect
How to Remove Tables From A Report

Distributing Your Report
Selecting The Appropriate Export Format
Exporting Directly To Email
Export Data Into / MS Excel xlsx Format
Export To The New Read Only Format To Protect Report Design

The Workbench
Open
Add Projects And Reports To The Workbench
Manage Reports Within The Workbench
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