Crystal Reports 2011/2008 Designer 1 Workshop
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COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This two day interactive workshop was designed for new users of Crystal Reports 2008 and Crystal Reports 2011. Some of the topics covered include a review of the software features, report design and the creation of presentation quality reports. The course incorporates a number of hands on exercises to reinforce the learning process.


Crystal Reports came integrated with Visual Studio versions prior to 2010. Crystal Reports competes with several solutions in the Microsoft market, such as SQL Server Reporting Services, XtraReports, ActiveReports, Telerik Reporting, and List & Label. Crystal Reports also provides solutions outside of the Microsoft market, for instance allowing Java developers to build applications with Crystal Reports Working knowledge of Windows 2000/XP/Vista environment is required. Familiarity with relational database concepts (tables, fields and records) is strongly recommended.


*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.


Creating a Report
Starting the Crystal Reports Program
Starting a New Report
Choosing a Data Source
The Main Components of the Design Window
Exploring the Toolbars
Managing Resources with Explorers
Placing Fields on the Report
Selecting and Sizing Objects
Browsing Field Data
Moving and Aligning Objects
Using Guides and Guidelines to Move and Align Objects
Creating Text Objects

Formatting Features
Quick Formatting with the Template Expert
Using the Format Painter
Formatting Objects
Inserting Lines and Boxes
Inserting Graphics
Working with the Page Commands
Changing Page Orientation
Changing Margins
Working with Text Objects
Adding Fields into a Text Object
Formatting Part or All of an Object
Inserting Special Fields

Database Filters
Filtering Data with the Select Expert
Selecting Records with Multiple Criteria
Viewing and Editing the Select Formula
Case Sensitive vs. Case Insensitive
Record Selection Formula Templates
Challenge Exercise - Selecting Specific RecordsChallenge Exercise - Selecting a Range of Values

Report Grouping
When and Why to Group Records
Creating a Group
Group and Sort Direction
Customize Group Name Field
Modifying Groups
Creating Multiple Groups in a Report
Using the Group Tree to Navigate the Report
Reordering Groups
Using the Sort Control
Additional Summary Options
Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals
Ordering Groups Based on Their Subtotals Using the Group Sort Expert