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,”
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
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.
The Record Sort Expert You can use the “Record Sort Expert” to sort the report data. When you sort a report, you can choose by which fields the data is sorted and in what order. To sort the displayed data, you can either click the “Record Sort Expert” button in the Experts toolbar, or you
Adding Data Fields to a Report Once you have a new report with a data source displayed in the report design view, you will then need to place fields from the data source into the desired sections of the report to display the data. You use the “Field Explorer” to add data fields to the
The Design View The Design view of a report is the view in which you will spend the majority of your time as you create your report. When you create a new report, it is displayed in Design view by default. You can see the “Design” tab in the upper left corner of the report
The Highlighting Expert The Highlighting Expert is a tool which allows you to apply a specified formatting to a field when it meets a criteria which you set. For example, you could change the color of the font used to display numbers in a field to red only if they display a negative value. To