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. You will gain the knowledge and skills to link multiple data sources and create effective presentations using Crystal Reports. After this training course, you will return to your organization 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.

  • Should be comfortable using Windows and working with a spreadsheet or word processor
  • Experience working with formulas in a spreadsheet program

  • This course cover the latest version of Crystal Reports 2016 and backward compatible to 2008. Any new changes or additions in later versions will be identified so students will know exactly what is included in their Crystal Reports version.

Crystal Reports Training Delivery Methods

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

Crystal Reports Training Course Benefits

Develop reports to transform data into meaningful informationCreate advanced graphical and crosstab reportsAdd calculations and program logic with the Formula WorkshopConnect to data sources and extract data to meet reporting needs

Crystal Reports Course Outline

  • Formatting and summarizing data
  • Filtering, sorting and grouping data
  • Customizing 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

Organizing and summarizing 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

Visualizing complex data

  • Simplifying data with charts and graphs
  • Organizing 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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Course FAQs

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

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

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