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Crystal Reports Tutorial Training Video
Learn how to use Crystal Reports from one of the worlds leading trainers from the comfort of your own desk.
The Right Training: Beginners Crystal Reports XI Tutorial
Designed and narrated by database systems expert and commercial consultant Kurt Dunlap, this Crystal Reports tutorial video course covers version XI and is designed to help you learn how the program works at a fundamental level and how you can use the program in corporate and highly results-driven environments.
This comprehensive course has everything you need to get started using Crystal. By the conclusion of the tutorial video, you will have learned what Crystal Reports is and is not, how to set up the most common connections to your data, how to pull tables and fields into your report, how to filter your data, how to design and layout a report, how to add charts and graphs, how to export and print, as well as useful tips and tricks aimed specifically at beginners.
This user-friendly training course is available online or on CD . To learn more, take a look a the free demos on the Crystal Reports training product page.
Crystal Reports XI: What It Can Do
Crystal Reports does not automatically write reports for you all on its own. It is a sophisticated tool capable of organizing raw data into presentation-ready documents and dynamic files, but it takes a user who knows what they want and knows how to use the program to get these results.
Crystal can access and import data from a wide variety of sources, from simple text files to robust relational databases. It is necessary that you know how your database is set up, so you can initially point Crystal in the right direction. Once you’ve imported the information, you can build custom forms and dynamically formatted reports that access and display your information in a way that visually communicates crucial information about your data to colleagues, clients, and employers.
Exporting is also a strong point of the program. Not only can you preview your reports on screen or print them out for the boardroom, but you can convert your data into a variety of widely-used file types, including PDF, Excel, text, CSV, editable Word documents, and Flash, among others. Special tools within the suite allow you to create pie charts and color-coded graphs that instantly convey changes and results that may require immediate attention, and an active template framework ensures that you can save your preferred document formats for future use.
In addition to helping you present your data in the way you want it to look, Crystal Reports XI also gives you an array of options for publishing and distributing your completed reports. You can specify personalized content rules that apply to outgoing documents and have them automatically sent out to a dynamic list of recipients, with no two people receiving the same copy. And you can design your content to be saved, printed, and emailed separately, or have all things done automatically and simultaneously.
These features are just some of the things you can do with Crystal once you know how to use it. The creative possibilities are limited only by your knowledge of the software.