Crystal Reports 2013 Designer 2 Workshop
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COURSE COST: $695.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This 2-Day advanced workshop reviews and builds upon the basic concepts covered in the first workshop. The course covers more advanced power formatting techniques and formulas for Crystal Reports 2013. Advanced reporting and formula techniques covered in this two-day instructor led workshop include:

Evaluation Time Functions
Working with Variables and Values
Working with Arrays
Creating and Using Parameter Fields
Power Formatting Multiple Sections
Running Totals
Advanced Conditional Formatting


Experienced administrators, developers and end-users who are experienced with Crystal Reports.

A comfort level of understanding in regards to relational databases.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware (required) or lunch (optional). Please contact us at or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions.
Course subject to minimum enrollment.


Refresher Exercise
Review of Planning a a Report
Creating a Report
Placing Fields on the Report
Creating the Formulas
Advanced Grouping
Selecting Certain Records
Helpful Hints for Formatting the Report
Adding and Working with Text Objects
Hiding and Supressing Sections

Power Formatting
Using Multiple Sections in Reports
Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections

Using the Running Totals Feature
Understanding Running Totals
Creating Running Totals for a List of Numbers
Conditional Running Totals

Prompting with Parameters
Parameter Fields Overview
Parameter Field Considerations
Creating a Parameter Field
Using a Parameter to Select Records
Using a Parameter Field
Usinf the Parameter Panel
Creating Dynamic Value List
Importing a Pick List
Adding Parameter Values to Text Objects
Allowing Multiple Values in Parameters
Using Multiple Parameter Fields in Reports
Specifying and Limiting a Range for a Parameter

Using Parameters in Conditional Formatting
Using and Edit Mask to Limit String Parameters
Sorting with a Parameter
Group Sorting with a Parameter
Using a Parameter to set N in a Top N or Bottom N Report
Displaying Parameter Fields
Cascading Parameter Fields

Using Advanced Formula Features
Understanding How Crystal Reports Processes the Data
What is a Pass?
Using Evaluation Time Functions
Working with Variables
Declaring a Variable
Variable Scope
Separating Statements in Complex Formulas
Working with Arrays
Understanding the Formula Evaluation Time Debugger

Using Subreporting as a Workaround Solution
Understanding Subreports
Unlinked versus Linked Subreport
Linking a Subreport
Database Links Versus Subreports in One-to-Many Situations
Formatting a Subreport
Passing Data From the Main Report into a Subreport
Creating Hyperlinks
Using Subreports to Link "Unlikable" Data

Creating Powerful Groups
Creating Custom Groups
Customizing Group Sort Order
Using Group Selection to Filter the Records in the Report
Grouping on a Formula Field
Grouping Hierarchically

Working with Cross-Tab Reports
Understanding How Cross-Tabs Affect Your Data
Creating a Cross-Tab Report
Creting a Cross-Tab with Multiple Rows or Columns
Applying a Formatting Style to the Cross-Tab
Customizing the Cross-Tab Group Names

Report Alerts
What are Report Alerts?
Creating Report Alerts
Basing Report Formulas or Conditional Formatting on Report Alerts
Creative Usage for Report Alerts

Appendix A - Report Templates
What is a Report Template?
Standard Report Creation Wizard and Templates
The Template Expert
Applying a Template and the Consequences
Template Considerations
Creating your own Templates

Appendix B - The Northwind 2008 Database

Appendix C - Installation and System Requirements
Installing the Application
Minimum Installation Requirements

Appendix D - Setup Instructions for Crystal Reports 2013
Crystal Reports 2013 Application Installation Instructions
Installing Required Class Files

Appendix E - Function and Operation Locations