Understanding Supplementary Toolbar Buttons


Concept


Steps:

  1. First, you will learn about the buttons on the Insert Tools toolbar. You can access this toolbar by selecting View, Toolbars from the menu and then, clicking the Insert Tools option.

     

    Use the Insert Text Object button to add a text object to your report.

    Step 1
  2. Use the Insert Group button to open the Insert Group dialog box, enabling you to organize similar data together in the report.

    Step 2
  3. Use the Insert Summary button to open the Insert Summary dialog box, enabling you to assign a summary operation for a selected field.

    Step 3
  4. Use the Insert Cross-Tab button to open the Cross-Tab dialog box, enabling you to insert a cross-tab object in the report. Cross-tabs display data in a summarized format by using rows and columns similar to a spreadsheet.

    Step 4
  5. Use the Insert OLAP Grid button to insert an OLAP grid object in the report.

    Step 5
  6. Use the Insert Subreport button to open the Insert Subreport dialog box, enabling you to create and insert a second report inside the main report.

    Step 6
  7. Use the Insert Line button to insert a line in the report. The standard arrow cursor changes into a pencil cursor when this feature is active.

    Step 7
  8. Use the Insert Box button to insert a box in the report. When you click the Insert Box button, the standard arrow cursor changes to a pencil cursor.

    Step 8
  9. Use the Insert Picture button to insert an image into the report. When you click this button, the Open dialog box appears. Select the desired image file and click the Open button. The standard arrow cursor changes to the Insert cursor. Move the Insert cursor to the appropriate section in the report and click the left mouse button.

    Step 9
  10. Now, you will learn about the Expert Tools toolbar. You can access this toolbar by clicking the Expert Tools option in the Toolbars dialog box.

    Step 10
  11. Use the Database Expert button to open the Database Expert dialog box, enabling you to create, display, update, and delete links between databases.

    Step 11
  12. Use the Group Expert button to create, modify, and delete groups.

    Step 12
  13. Use the Group Sort Expert button to open the Group Sort Expert dialog box. It enables you to identify the top or bottom groups in the report and sort on summary information. You can also identify top or bottom percentages.

    Step 13
  14. Use the Record Sort Expert button to automatically arrange report elements to fit best inside the report window.

    Step 14
  15. Use the Select Expert button to open the Choose Field dialog box, enabling you to create a criteria expression from a field to add to your report.

    Step 15
  16. Use the Section Expert button to open the Section Expert dialog box, enabling you to format a specific section of the report.

    Step 16
  17. Use the Formula Workshop button to open the Formula Workshop dialog box. The Formula Workshop enables you to create or modify any type of formula used in Crystal Reports, such as Report Custom functions, Repository Custom functions, Formula fields, and SQL Expression fields.

    Step 17
  18. Use the OLAP Report Settings button to activate the OLAP Report Creation wizard.

    Step 18
  19. Use the Template Expert button to open the Template Expert dialog box, enabling you to select a predefined style for the report. When you select a style, all the formatted features of that style are applied to the report.

    Step 19
  20. Use the Format button to open the Format Editor dialog box, enabling you to modify object properties. The element you want to modify must be selected in the report for this button to be available.

    Step 20
  21. Use the Hyperlink button to open the Hyperlink tab of the Format Editor dialog box. It enables you to create a hyperlink from the selected object to a Web site, a file, an email address, or a report object in another report.

    Step 21
  22. Use the Highlighting button to activate the Highlighting Expert dialog box. It enables you to apply conditional formatting to all types of report fields, such as Number, Currency, String, Boolean, Date, Time, and DateTime.

    Step 22

This concludes the "Understanding the Supplementary Toolbars" topic.

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