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COMP 2252 - Crystal Reports

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Crystal Reports is a cost effective business intelligence application provided by SAP for small businesses. It has a very large install base and it is used to design and generate reports from a wide variety of data sources. Students are first introduced how to plan Crystal Reports designs and then how to develop basic business intelligence reports. After the mid-term they learn to apply best practices for enhanced report design. Participants learn how extract and manipulate data, saving time to develop automated and custom reports. By the end of this course, successful participants will know how to use Crystal Reports to produce a variety of different charts and multiple ways to depict data. COMP 2252 is an elective in the Applied Computer Applications (ACA), and the Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) Associate Certificates, as well as the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC) and the CST/PTS Diploma. Please note: COMP 2252 will only be offered in the January and September terms.


COMP 1002 and COMP 2010; or equivalent understanding of MS Windows and Office.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Attach SAP Crystal Reports to a data source.
  • Master report planning to design effective reports.
  • Select, group, sort and organise records and fields on a report.
  • Format a report with lines, boxes and graphics.
  • Create basic formulas.
  • Apply conditional formatting.
  • Represent data visually with charts and maps.
  • Use functions and operators.
  • Define and create both static and dynamic parameters for interactive record selections.
  • Design reports with parameters for grouping, sorting and conditional formatting.
  • Build and format a cross-tab including calculated members and embedded summaries.
  • Use the Running Total Expert.
  • Create a form letter and mailing labels.
  • Build a report with alerts for exception reporting.
  • Build a Top N report.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

COMP 2252 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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