Crystal Reports Training

Course 126

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

In this hands-on Crystal Reports course, you will learn to create sophisticated reports from the ground up and transform raw data into meaningful information. In addition, you will gain the knowledge and skills to link multiple data sources and create compelling presentations using Crystal Reports.

After this training course, you will return to your organisation with a detailed process to help you retrieve and format data, create meaningful reports for widespread distribution, and integrate your reports with a website or application, such as .NET.

    Crystal Reports Training Delivery Methods

    • In-Person

    • Online

    Crystal Reports Training Information

    In this course, you will learn how to:

    • Develop reports to transform data into meaningful information.
    • Create advanced graphical and crosstab reports.
    • Add calculations and programme logic with the Formula Workshop.
    • Connect to data sources and extract data to meet reporting needs.


    You should be comfortable using Windows and working with a spreadsheet or word processor and have experience working with formulas in a spreadsheet programme.

    Crystal Reports Training Outline

    • Formatting and summarising data
    • Filtering, sorting and grouping data
    • Customising reports with business logic
    • Connecting to SQL Server, Oracle and Access databases

    Writing a basic report

    • Selecting a format
    • Adding text and fields
    • Connecting to remote data sources
    • Configuring the reporting environment

    Formatting and styling

    • Tailoring sections within a report
    • Designing fields for quality presentations
    • Highlighting data with Highlight Expert

    Connecting to popular data sources

    • SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • Access
    • Web logs
    • XML
    • Reporting from stored procedures and views

    Establishing data connections

    • Creating a connectivity checklist
    • Configuring ODBC and OLE DB
    • Integrating SQL commands in a report

    Navigating complex data

    • Deciphering data structures
    • Identifying data relationships

    Gathering the right data

    • Merging data from multiple tables
    • Building business queries

    Organising and summarising reports

    • Sorting user sort control and grouping
    • Summary and Rolling Total fields

    Building advanced reports

    • Embedding linked and unlinked subreports into reports
    • Creating crosstab and drill-down reports
    • Designing dynamic and cascading prompts
    • Hyperlinking Reports and Multilingual Reports
    • Achieving reusability with templates

    Visualising complex data

    • Simplifying data with charts and graphs
    • Organising fields into sections
    • Adding, merging, suppressing sections

    Coding in formula language

    • Working with variables and operators
    • Deciphering formula syntax
    • Adding and modifying formulas
    • Calling and working with functions

    Writing effective formulas

    • Building if/then/else statements
    • Converting and comparing data
    • Debugging the code
    • Employing the Formula Workshop

    Converting to Basic Syntax

    • Writing formulas with Basic Syntax
    • Laying a foundation for complex reporting logic

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    Crystal Reports Training FAQs

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms, so we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live-online.

    This course covers the latest version of Crystal Reports 2016 and is backward compatible to 2008.