Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
April 16-17, 2021 GTR
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$1,195.00 (USD)   
June 29-30, 2021 GTR
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$1,195.00 (USD)   
November 4-5, 2021 GTR
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$1,195.00 (USD)   
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  • April 16-17, 2021
    04/16/2021 - 04/17/2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • June 29-30, 2021
    06/29/2021 - 06/30/2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • November 4-5, 2021
    11/04/2021 - 11/05/2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

About this Course

This two-day course covers the more complex and powerful features of Crystal Reports. The course focuses on the student’s ability to perform tasks using the most productive techniques allowing you to pull data from all times of data sources. The course discusses very technical issues and includes several fast-paced, comprehensive exercises.

Audience Profile

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

At Course Completion


1. Refresher Exercise Review of Planning 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 Suppressing Sections 2. Power FormattingUsing Multiple Sections in Reports Using the Section Expert to Work with Sections Exercises 3. Using the Running Totals Feature Understanding Running Totals Creating Running Totals for a List of Numbers Conditional Running Totals 4. Prompting with Parameters Parameter Fields Overview 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 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 an 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 Fields5. 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 6. Using Subreporting as a Workaround Solution Understanding Subreports 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 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 8. Working with Cross-Tab Reports Understanding How Cross-Tabs Affect Your Data Creating a Cross-Tab Report Crating a Cross-Tab with Multiple Rows or Columns Applying a Formatting Style to the Cross-Tab Customizing the Cross-Tab Format Changing the Summary Operation Charting Cross Tabs Customizing Cross-Tab Group Names CurrentFieldValue 9. 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 RequirementsAppendix D: Setup Instructions for Crystal Reports 2013  Crystal Reports 2013 Application Installation Instructions Installing Required Class Files Appendix E: Function and Operation Locations


A comfort level of understanding in regards to relational databases.