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Crystal Reports. Session II. Crystal Reports. It’s Easier Than You Think. First Things First. Install Crystal Reports full product Tell halFILE the location of the CRW32.EXE file Think about the information you want reported and how you would like it formatted

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crystal reports

Crystal Reports

Session II

Crystal Reports

It’s Easier Than You Think

first things first
First Things First
  • Install Crystal Reports full product
  • Tell halFILE the location of the CRW32.EXE file
  • Think about the information you want reported and how you would like it formatted
  • Know that you can’t screw anything up except…SoftPro
what are these names
What are these NAMES???
  • HALREPORTS.DSN - The Microsoft Text File Data Source halFILE creates to run reports
  • HALCARD.TXT - Database records for a card format report
  • HALREPORT.TXT – Database records for a non-card format report
  • CRITERIA.TXT – Search criteria text
  • HITLIST.TXT – Records from the hit list only (NEW FOR 2.2)
  • SCHEMA.INI – Tells Crystal field formats (date, number, etc. to facilitate report design)
let s design a market share report
Let’s Design a Market Share Report
  • Perform a search in halFILE
  • Click REPORT button
  • Click INSERT REPORT
  • Card or not Card Format?
  • Name your report, set path and .RPT file name
  • DESIGN REPORT takes you to Crystal
we learned all this
We Learned All This ???!!!
  • How to use Crystal Reports Field Explorer
  • How to change report orientation and size
  • How to change fonts and pitch
  • How to suppress sections
  • How to group records
  • How to write formulas for dates and numbers
  • How to resize fields and move fields around
  • How to format dates and dollar amounts
and we learned this too
And We Learned This Too??!!
  • Add SQL based tables to report
  • Link tables together
  • Added amount totals and percentages
  • Added system fields like date, page numbers, etc.
  • Added lines and formatting to make the report easy to read and understand
administrative reports
Administrative Reports
  • Generate reports for halFILE Administration
  • These are reports against the System, not necessarily a specific halFILE Database
  • Run from Reports menu in halFILE Administrator
  • Setup using Tools-Options-Administrative Reports
  • Pre-defined Admin Reports from hal:
    • Consistency Check
    • Cartridge/Drive reports
    • Database/Basket reports
    • User Report
  • You can set up your own reports!
crystal support resources
Crystal Support Resources
  • www.businessobjects.com
  • www.halfile.com Tech Support Database
  • hal Systems Support (non-maintenance)
  • Community College or Vendor-sponsored classes of instruction