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SAP Crystal Reports 2011, 2013, 2016

Key Concepts

Concept: What’s new in SAP Crystal Reports 2011 (2:16) video
Concept: Navigate the interface (6:46) video
Concept: Create a report (2:48) video
Concept: Share report objects with other designers (2:09) video   
Concept: Describe how the semantic layer works (2:08) video
Concept: Compare Crystal Reports 2011 and Crystal Reports for enterprise interactive

Getting Started

Connect to an ODBC data source (2:13) video
Change the layout of the interface (1:06) video
View the data for a field (1:08) video
Add fields to a report (1:20) video
Preview a report (0:57) video
Refresh the data in a report (0:50) video
Save a report (1:20) video
Save a snapshot of a report (1:21) video
Save a report to the Business Intelligence platform (1:47) video
Export a report (2:24) video
Share report objects using the Repository Explorer (1:46) video
Set a schedule for a report process flow
Run a schedule for a report process flow
Run a scheduled publication of a report process flow
View a report instance when the page is in the cache process flow
View a report instance when the page is not in the cache process flow
View a report on demand process flow

Connecting to Data Sources

Connect to an SAP BW data source (3:29) video
Connect to a universe (2:27)  video
Connect to an XML data source (2:51) video
Connect to a web service (3:43) video
Link data source tables (2:03) video
Change the data source location (2:11) video
Connect to an SAP ERP data source (2:58) video
Connect to an Excel spreadsheet or a text file (1:41) video
Connect to an OLAP data source and create an OLAP grid report (4:26) video
Create a connection to SAP HANA using ODBC drivers (2:43) video

Working with Charts

Create a chart for summary data (1:37) video
Create a chart for detail data (2:19) video
Change the formatting of a chart (2:31) video

Working with Tables and Crosstabs

Create a crosstab (2:25) video
Create a crosstab using the Crosstab Wizard (2:24) video
Add a calculation to a crosstab (2:25) video
Change the formatting of a crosstab (1:53) video
Conditionally format cells in a crosstab (2:16) video

Selecting, Sorting, Grouping, and Summarizing Data

Select the data that appears in a report (1:12) video
Edit the formula for record selection (1:46) video
Sort the records in a report (0:54) video
Sort records using a sort control (2:34) video
Group records based on data (1:11) video
Group records based on a custom definition (2:28) video
Change the grouping order (1:13) video
Select groups based on a summary (1:47) video
Calculate totals and subtotals for data (02:00) video
Create a running total (2:03) video
Show the top or bottom N records in a report (1:22) video
Create a summary report (1:31) video

Setting up Interactive Elements

Prompt for a value to select records (2:20) video
Display the prompt value used to select records (1:36) video
Prompt for multiple values to select records (2:56) video
Prompt for a DateTime range to select records (3:14)  video
Create a cascading prompt to select records (4:30) video
Group records based on a prompt value (4:05) video
Create an alert (2:11) video
Add a SWF file to a report (1:06) video
Create a hyperlink to open a document in the BI platform (4:48) video

Working with Formulas

Create a formula (2:54)    video
Create a Boolean formula (2:04)    video
Create a conditional formula (2:36)    video
Create a formula to calculate numbers (2:09)    video
Create a formula to calculate a time interval (2:40)    video
Create a formula to change text (2:36)    video
Use variables in a formula (3:19)    video

Working with Subreports

Add an existing report as a subreport (1:41) video
Change the formatting of a subreport (1:46) video

Applying Formatting

Resize, move, and align fields in a report (1:30)    video
Position objects using guidelines (1:45)    video
Add text to a report (1:21)    video
Add a graphic to a report (0:49)    video
Add a dynamic graphic to a report (2:41)    video
Add a hyperlink to a report (1:31)    video
Add a watermark to areport (2:18)    video
Copy the formatting of an object (1:40)    video
Conditionally format data using the Highlighting Expert (1:30)    video
Conditionally format data using the Format Editor (1:44)    video
Customize an existing formatting style (2:03)    video
Customize an existing formatting style (2:03) video
Change the formatting for a report section (0:59)    video  
Conditionally format a report section (2:09)    video  
Create a subsection in a report (1:40)    video  
Embed database fields into a text object (2:12)    video 
Apply a report template (2:01)    video
Create a report template without a data source (5:02)    video

Distributing Output

Create a project in the Workbench (1:39) video
Publish an object package to the BI platform (1:54) video

 

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