Crystal Reports 2011/2008 Designer 2 Workshop
7/30/2020 - 7/31/2020


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, sub-reporting and advanced formulas. This course incorporates a number of hands on exercises that 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 components. Working knowledge of Windows 2000-12/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.


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

Power Formatting with Multiple Sections
Using Multiple Sections in Reports
Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections
Conditionally Formatting Multiple Sections
Challenge Exercise - Formatting with Multiple Sections
Challenge Exercise - Conditionally Formatting Using DrillDownGroupLevel

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

Prompting with Parameters
Parameter Field Considerations
Creating a Parameter Field
Using a Parameter to Select Records
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

Prompting with Parameters (cont...)
Using an Edit Mask to Limit String Parameters
Sorting with a Parameter
Using a parameter to set N in a Top N Report
Cascading Parameters
Challenge Exercise - Using and Displaying Parameters

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
Challenge Exercise - Understand and Set Up the YTD Comparison Report