Creating a Report Using the Report Wizard

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create a report using the Report wizard

Benefits of the Report Wizard

All Wizards and Report Options

  • Blank report – nothing inside of the Crystal Report

  • Report wizard (standard report) – Print Date (PH) and Page Number (PF)

  • Cross-tab report wizard – Inserts a Cross-tab into the report

  • Mailing label report wizard – Gives the designer a choice of label styles

  • OLAP Cube Report Wizard – Automatic selection of an OLAP data source

You can build a report from scratch, however, you might want to use the Report Wizard. Depending on your familiarity with Crystal Reports, or if you are in a hurry, it is easier to design a report using one from the Report Wizard. When using the Report Wizard, you step through the report-building process of a specific type of report. There are several report wizards that you can use run to create various types of reports.

The Report Wizards is available on the Start page. Typical of wizards, it guides you through a series of screens to complete report creation. Report Wizard guides you through choosing your data source and linking database tables. It helps you to add fields and to specify grouping, totals, and sorting criteria. It also leads you through chart creation and record selection.

Create a Report Using the Report Wizard

Report Wizard Versus a Blank Report

With the Report Wizard, you step through the report-building process of a specific type of report. If you build the report from the Blank Report option, you can custom design a report using this method by starting with a blank report and building the elements of the report piece by piece.

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