Access or Excel DAO in Crystal Reports 2013: Overview You can use Access or Excel DAO in Crystal Reports 2013 to connect an Access database or Excel workbook to a report. If you click the small plus sign next to the “Access/Excel (DAO)” folder in the “Create New Connection” section of the “Database Expert,”
Connect to Database Files in Crystal Reports 2013: Overview If you click the small plus sign next to the “Database Files” folder in the “Create New Connection” section of the “Database Expert,” you will be presented with the “Open” dialog box. You use this dialog box to create a data connection to one of
Crystal Reports Keyboard Shortcuts- Overview Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts can be a valuable timesaver for both new and experienced users. While much of the work in Crystal Reports is in designing the layout of the reports and ensuring accurate data connections, the Crystal Reports keyboard shortcuts can assist you in performing commonly used Menu
Subreports in Crystal Reports 2013: Overview Subreports in Crystal Reports 2013 are created in the same manner as normal reports, but are then embedded within a main report as a report object. Subreports in Crystal Reports 2013 also cannot contain another subreport within them. Subreports in Crystal Reports 2013 allow you to access and
Insert Special Fields in Crystal Reports: Overview When you insert special fields in Crystal Reports, you add data fields to your reports that display information that is unrelated to the information stored in the tables of the report. You can insert special fields in Crystal Reports to retrieve general report and system information that
Need more Crystal Reports training? Click here for the complete tutorial. How to create a report template You can create a report template that has no defined connection to data sources, but can be used to apply report formatting and layout. To do this, first create a
Click here to view the complete tutorial Using Running Totals You can make formula fields which display the results of a running total, versus simply showing the results tabulated at the end of a record grouping. You create these fields in the “Field Explorer” pane, just as you
Editing Charts You can edit a chart object once it has been created, if needed. You can click the chart object once to select it and set the focus of the application to the chart object. It will appear with a blue border around its perimeter so that you can tell when it is selected.