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COMP 2252 - Crystal Reports

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 80168

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Apr 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 09 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 102

Instructor

Cathy Michitsch

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. Crystal Reports v2013 will be used in this course. No class February 12 (Family Day) or April 2 (Easter).

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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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The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Crystal Reports 2008: The Complete Reference
Author George Peck
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright 2008
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-07159-098-3
Price $58.95
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