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SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.x

Key Concepts

NEW for 4.1 SP6 What’s new in Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1 SP6 (0:57) video
What’s New in Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1 SP5 (0:24) video
4.1 What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.1 (2:15) video
4.0 SP5 What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for Enterprise 4.0 SP5 (:55) video
4.0 FP3   Concept: What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports for enterprise 4.0 Feature Pack 3 (5:04) video
4.0  Concept: Navigate the interface (7:12) video
Concept: Create a report (2:56) video
Concept: Describe how the semantic layer works (2:11) video  
Concept: Compare Crystal Reports 2011 and Crystal Reports for enterprise interactive
Concept: Compare Crystal Reports 2011 and Crystal Reports for enterprise 4.0 Feature Pack 3 interactive
4.1 SP4   Concept: Navigate the interface (5:09) video

Getting Started

Connect to a universe (2:19) video

View the data for a field (1:13) video
Add fields to a report (1:46) video
Preview a report (1:14) video
Refresh the data in a report (1:09) video
Save a report to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform (2:04)  video
Save a report locally (1:25)  video
Export a report (2:10) video
4.0  Migrate existing Crystal reports to Crystal Reports for enterprise (4:29)  video
4.1 SP4   Add fields to a report (1:15) video
4.1 SP4   Preview a Report (0:53) video
4.1 SP4   Refresh data (1:11) video
4.1 SP4   Save a report to the SAP HANA platform (1:00) video
4.1 SP4   Save a report locally (1:42) video
4.1 SP4   View the data for a dimension or hierarchy (1:09) video
Set a schedule for a report process flow  
Run a schedule for a report process flow  
View a report instance when the page is in the cache process flow  
View a report on demand process flow

Connecting to Data Sources

Connect to SAP HANA using a relational connection (1:53) video
4.0  Connect directly to a BEx query (3:50) video
4.0  Connect to an Analysis View (1:21) video
Change the data source for a report (2:31) video
4.0 FP3   Create a report based on an unmodeled relational data source (5:51)  video
4.0 FP3   Bind SAP BEx Report-to-Report Interface (RRI) actions to report objects (2:18) video
4.0 FP3   Map a report or report template to a data source (5:38) video
4.0 FP3   Work with scaled values in BEx queries (2:30) video
4.0 FP3   Perform level or prompt-based member selection on hierarchical data (3:12) video
4.1 Work with hierarchy and hierarchy node variables in BEx queries (3:22) video
4.1   Use freehand SQL commands with relational data sources (1:20) video
4.1   Create an OLAP connection to a HANA View (1:14) video
4.1 SP3   Change the order of BEx variable or universe prompts (1:29) video
4.1 SP4   Create a connection and log on to an SAP HANA server (1:12)  video
4.1 SP4   Save a report to the SAP HANA platform (1:01) video
4.1 SP4   Connect to a HANA view and create a report (2:45) video
4.1 SP4   Map a report to a new data source (2:23) video

Working with Charts

Create a chart for summary data (2:54) video
Create a chart for detail data (2:00) video
Change the formatting for a chart (1:38)  video
4.0  Create a chart for hierarchical data (3:22) video  
4.1 SP4   Create charts in different report sections (2:04) video  

Working with Tables and Crosstabs

Create a crosstab (2:16) video
Conditionally format a crosstab (2:38) video
Add calculations to a crosstab (2:43) video
4.0  Create a crosstab for hierarchical data (3:18) video
4.1 SP4   Create crosstabs for hierarchical and non-hierarchical data (1:23) video

Selecting, Sorting, Grouping, and Summarizing Data

4.0  Apply hierarchical grouping (3:29) video
Apply query filters to restrict the data that appears in a report (1:49) video
Sort the records in a report (1:14)  video
Change sort order using a sort control (1:38) video
Calculate totals and subtotals for data (2:08) video
Show the top or bottom N groups in a report (1:24) video
Combine query filters (2:39) video
Reorder the groups in a report (2:05) video
Group records based on a custom definition (3:01) video
Create a running total (3:02)  video
Apply a time-based query filter (2:47) video
4.1 SP4   Combine query filters (1:36) video
4.1 SP4   Create a query filter to prompt for record selection (2:50) video
4.1 SP4   Calculate totals and subtotals (1:07) video
4.1 SP4   Create a time-based filter or prompt (1:48) video
4.1 SP4   Create an interactive sort control (1:13) video

Setting up Interactive Elements

Prompt for a value to select records (2:59) video
Prompt for a list of values to select records (3:30) video
Add a Flash object to a report (1:35) video
Create an alert (2:20) video
Group records based on prompt values (3:45) video
Prompt for a date range to select records (4:19) video
Create a cascading parameter group (4:10) video
Display a parameter value within a report (3:49) video
Create a hyperlink to open a document in the BI platform (3:16) video
4.1 SP4   Create a cascading prompt using a cascading parameter group (3:26) video
4.1 SP4   Create an alert (1:12) video
4.2  Barcode (2:41) video
4.2  QR Code (2:12) video

Working with Formulas

Create a formula (3:34) video
Calculate a data and time using a formula (4:10) video
Create a Boolean formula (1:51) video
Calculate a number using a formula (2:50) video
Create a conditional formula (2:14) video
Create and use a variable in a formula (3:48) video
Change a string of text using a formula (3:42) video

Working with Subreports

Add an existing report as a subreport (2:15)  video
Create a new subreport (4:26) video
Change the formatting for a subreport (2:52) video
4.1 SP4   Create a new subreport (1:49) video

Applying Formatting

4.0  Change the layout of a report using smart guidelines (6:41) video
4.0  Use smart formatting (2:12) video
Resize, move, and align fields in a report (2:04) video
Format the fields in a report (2:38) video
Add text to a report (1:37) video
Add a graphic to a report (0:57) video
Add a hyperlink to a report (1:52) video
Conditionally format data (1:40) video
Copy the formatting of an object (1:41) video
Add a line or a box to a report (1:32) video
Add a watermark to a report (2:07)  video
Conditionally change the formatting for a section (2:55) video
Create a subsection in a report (1:36) video
Add document information fields (1:19)  video
Add a dynamic picture to a report (2:23) video
Embed database fields into a text object (2:26) video
Customize the formatting for a field (1:55) video
Change the formatting for a report section (1:40) video
Create a summary report (1:53) video  
4.1 SP4   Apply conditional formatting (1:04) video  
4.1 SP4   Use smart guidelines with hierarchically grouped reports (2:03) video   
4.2  Vertical Alignment (1:49) video
4.2  Waterfall chart (1:23) video

 

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