|Over 900 Questions – Business Objects Certified Professional for Crystal Reports
|Each chapter covers questions on the various sections of Crystal
Reports utilization, functionality and much more
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Crystal Reports is an advanced reporting software package, which provides users with an exceptional reporting tool for data presentation. Crystal Reports is utilized by many companies to achieve their reporting requirements in the areas of accounting, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and many more. The study guide questions will test the reader’s knowledge of the functionalities within Crystal Reports and how these functions can be applied to various aspects of reporting to achieve specific goals.
Who Should Use This Book
The study guide questions are aimed at Crystal Reports Designers and Developers preparing for the certification exams (BOCP), it also acts a knowledgebase for Beginners to Advanced users. Readers are advised to use this study guide in conjunction with hands-on-practice and classroom based courses, this will give readers a greater insight into the functionalities of Crystal Reports.
Topics Covered in This Book
There are 17 chapters in this book, which include over 900 questions. The chapters are organized as follows:
Chapter 1: Report Settings and Options: In this chapter questions relating to report settings are covered, this consists of subject matter relating to Report Options and Options settings which can be applied to reports prior to creation or during the report development stage. This chapter consists of 71 questions. At the end of this chapter the user will have been tested on the following report settings: Layout, Database, Format Editor, Reporting, Fields, Dependency Checker and Field setting.
Chapter 2: Creating a Datasource: In this chapter questions relating to the creation of data sources are covered. Creating a data source is the first stage of report development and must be implemented before designing a report. There are several datasource connections available including an ODBC or DSN connection. The main sample databases used to derive questions for this section are Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. This chapter consists of 17 questions.
Chapter 3: The Database Expert: Questions in this chapter relate to the utilization of the Database Expert to create links between database tables, subject matter covered in this chapter includes links and joins types, setting a database location, mapping fields and creating new data sources. There are 67 questions in this chapter.
Chapter 4: Creating and Working with Formulas: This chapter covers the question on the Functions and Operators of within the Formula Workshop. Areas covered include date formulas, number formulas, variables, arrays, strings, financial functions, processing reports and report alerts. There are a total of 213 questions in this chapter.
Chapter 5: Report Formatting: Questions in this chapter cover the following topics: the Section Expert, Highlighting Expert, Format Painter, Format Editor and report design format. There are 83 questions in this chapter.
Chapter 6: Using the Select Expert: Consists of 36 questions based on the functionalities which exist within the Select Expert for record and group selection.