Crystal Reports 2016 Designer 2
10/26/2020 - 10/27/2020


COURSE COST: $695.00

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

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This two-day workshop is designed to enhance your basic report writing skills and move you into creating more complex reports. Time will be spent walking you through the tips and tricks of advanced report writing along with a good amount of hands on practice. In addition, you will cover professional design, techniques, subreporting and advanced formulas. This course incorporates a number of hands on exercises that reinforce the learning process.


Successful completion of either the Designer 1 Workshop or the Pre-qualification exercise is strongly recommended.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of the courseware. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run as a Virtual Instructor led class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact: or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: Refresher Exercise
Review of Planning a Report
Creating the 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 Suppressing Sections

Module 2: Power Formatting with Mutliple Sections
Using Multiple Sections in Reports
Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
Conditionally formatting Multiple Sections
Challenge Excercise - Formatting with Multiple Sections
Challenge Exercise - Conditionally Formatting Using DrillDownGroupLevel

Module 3: Using the Running Totals Feature
Understanding Running Totals
Creating Running Totals for a List of Numbers
Conditional Running Totals
Challenge Exercise Creating a Conditional Running Total

Module 4: Prompting with Parameters
Parameter Field Considerations
Creating a Parameter Field
Using a Parameter to Select Records
Using a Parameter Field
Using the Parameter Panel
Creating a Dynamic Value List for Parameter Values
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
Using Parameters in Conditional Formatting

Module 5: 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
Assigning a Value to a Variable
Using a Variable in a Formula
Variable Scope
Separating Statements in Complex Formulas
Working with Arrays
Understanding the Evaluation Time Debugger

Module 6: Using Sub reporting as a Workaround Solution
Understanding Sub Reports
Unlinked versus Linked Subreports
Creating an Unlinked Subreport
Linking a Subreport
Database Links versus Subreports in One-to Many Situations
Formatting the Subreport
Passing Data from the Main Report into a Subreport
Creating On-Demand Subreports
Creating Hyperlinks
Using Subreports to Link " Unlinkable" Data

Module 7: 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

Module 7: Working with Cross-Tab reports
Understanding How Cross-Tabs Affect Your Data
Creating a Cross-Tab Report
Creating a Cross - Tab with Multiple Rows or Columns
Applying a Formatting Style to the Cross-Tab
Customizing the Cross-Tab Format
Changing Background Colors
Formatting Individual Cells
Changing the Summary Operation
Suppressing Rows, Columns or Totals
Repeating Row Heading for Multi-Page Cross-Tabs
Using Alias Names for Column and Row Headings
Charting Cross-Tabs

Module 9: Report Alerts
What are Report Alerts
Creating Report Alerts
Basing Report Formulas or Conditional Formatting on Report Alerts
Creative Usage for ge for