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Crystal Reports Designer 2 Course

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Crystal Reports TrainingCrystal Reports Designer 2

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 2 day(s)      Public Class Price: $1240/person (USD)      Group Class Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Crystal Reports


Crystal Reports Training
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 Versions That Can Attend: 2016, 2013 and 2011
Course Taught With: Crystal Reports 2013 Software and Courseware
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  Public Classes - Live Online at Your Location or OursHow It Works

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend from your home or work or in one of our local computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software/skills you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Any needed software for class provided in online lab environment
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

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 Register ➥   June 1, 2021     
 Register ➥   July 8, 2021     

  Group Classes for Organizations - Onsite or Online How It Works

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.  

  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

  Detailed Course Topics

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Knowledge Pre-Requisites


Course Topics

Power Formatting and Formulas

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
Guidelines

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 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
Prompting with Parameters
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

Tools for Creating Advanced Reports

Using Sub reporting as a Workaround Solution

Understanding Sub reports
Unlinked versus Linked Subreports
Creating an Unlinked Sub report
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
Challenge Exercise - Creating Reports with Linked Subreports

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
Challenge Exercise – Create Customized Grouping
Challenge Exercise - Using Group Selection
Challenge Exercise - Creating a Group

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
Customizing Cross-Tab Group Names
Using the CurrentFieldValue Function
Challenge Exercise - Cross-Tab Reports

Report Alerts

What are Report Alerts
Creating Report Alerts
Basing Report Formulas or Conditional Formatting on Report Alerts
Creative Usage for Report Alerts
Challenge Exercise - Using Report Alerts with Parameter
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



*These courses do not have post-class lab environment access: Adobe, Salesforce, QuickBooks Online Edition, Google, HTML, WordPress, ITIL, Six Sigma, CompTIA, Project Management, SEO, Social Media.


Group Training

Have a group of employees needing the same training? Onsite training at your office or group live online classes are great solutions.

How Group Training Works





  • An expert Instructor will either come to your office or deliver a private live online class to your students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • If a course has a hands‐on lab, we provide access to the configured course software and files.
    (Requires a high‐speed internet connection and certain open ports on your firewall. You can perform a Connection Assessment Test here)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

Request a Free Quote

Crystal Reports Designer 2 Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Crystal Reports class reviews from past students that have attended our Crystal Reports training courses.



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 Versions That Can Attend: 2016, 2013 and 2011
Course Taught With: Crystal Reports 2013 Software and Courseware


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
4.67 out of 5 from 16 students

4.00 out of 5

I thought our instructor was great and most of the information was presented at a reasonable pace. We did clearly start running out of time towards the end so things became very rushed, but for the most part everything was great.


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 1 class

4.82 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 1 class

4.71 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 2 class

4.24 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 2 class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 1 class

4.94 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 2 class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 2 class

4.17 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

5.00 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

4.96 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

4.98 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 2 class

4.84 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

4.55 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

4.87 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports Designer 1 class

4.12 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 1 class

4.59 out of 5


- attended our Crystal Reports 2013/2016 Designer 1 class



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