The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports XI
For Beginners (2nd Edition)

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy
2nd Edition September 2008

Revised January 2010

ISBN-10: 1-935208-00-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-935208-00-6
LCCN: 2008906889

452 Pages
Price $62.95 US

(Replaces ISBN 097739123X)

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If you want to learn more than the basics of Crystal Reports, including using functions, enhancing parameter fields with formulas, creating subreports and more, our book, Crystal Reports Beyond The Basics will take your report design skills to the next level. It may be just what you are looking for.

If you have used a previous version of Crystal Reports and just want to learn about the new features, our book What's New In Crystal Reports 2008, may be just what you are looking for.


If you have been looking for a beginners book that has a lot of step-by-step instructions and screen shots to let you know that you are mastering Crystal Reports XI design techniques correctly, this is the book for you. The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports XI For Beginners (2nd Edition) book is a self-paced guide to learning Crystal Reports and is written from the perspective that the reader has not created a report before or has not used Crystal Reports. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you over the rough areas, and enhance your Crystal Reports knowledge. In a user-friendly way, you will tackle the topics listed below and much, much more, without getting "stressed" out. You will learn the skills required to become an effective report designer.

- Basic reporting skills and report design techniques
- Database concepts
- Connect to a database
- Create reports using the wizards and from scratch
- Select, sort, group and summarize data
- Create charts
- Apply templates to a report
- Use parameter fields to create interactive reports
- Use the Formula Editor and Formula Workshop to manipulate data and create formulas
- Create Top N, Cross-Tab and OLAP reports
- Export reports to several formats including Adobe PDF, Word and Excel

Crystal Reports is the most popular report writing software on the market. The No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports XI For Beginners (2nd Edition) will lead the novice and intermediate user through the features of Crystal Reports, which will take your skills to the next level. The professional and standard editions of Crystal Reports XI are covered and the differences are pointed out. This book is not for Crystal Reports advanced or power users. To help you become familiar with the options, the No Stress Tech Guide To Crystal Reports XI For Beginners (2nd Edition) contains over 700 screen shots that provide a visual tour of the software.

BONUS: If you plan to take the RDCR201 exam, which is the first of two exams required to obtain the Crystal Reports Certified Professional (CRCP) designation, you will find this book very helpful because the topics on the exam are covered in this book.

Table Of Contents

Lesson 1 - Getting Started With Crystal Reports XI
Lesson 2 - Create Your First Report
Lesson 3 - Create Reports From Scratch
Lesson 4 - Formatting And Editing 101
Lesson 5 - Selecting Records
Lesson 6 - Grouping, Sorting And Summarizing Records
Lesson 7 - Report Wizards And Templates
Lesson 8 - Printing And Exporting
Lesson 9 - Formulas And Functions
Lesson 10 - Conditional Formatting
Lesson 11 - Charts
Lesson 12 - Parameter Fields And Report Alerts
Lesson 13 - Additional Crystal Reports Functionality

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