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Crystal Report Design II (8/8.5)


This two-day course is designed to build on the topics learned in Report Design I or Introductory Crystal Reports to increase report design skills and discover the reporting power of Crystal Reports. Along with hands-on practice, the course covers grouping options, formulas such as variables and functions, geographical mapping, parameters, cross-tabs, and report distribution.


Learners must have taken the Report Design I course and/or understand basic report design concepts such as linking, record selection, sorting, grouping, summarizing, basic formulas, conditional reporting and section formatting.

What will you learn

Report Creation Review
Grouping Options
  • Applying specified order grouping
  • Using the Top N/Sort Group Expert
  • Creating a group selection based on summary information
  • Grouping on Date or Date/Time fields
  • Grouping data hierarchically


  • Using sections
  • Formatting sections


  • Understanding formula language and syntax
  • Using functions and operators
  • Using variables
  • Using an If-Then-Else control structure


  • Defining parameter fields
  • Creating parameter fields
  • Using parameter fields
Geographical Mapping
  • Defining Geographical Mapping
  • Creating a map based on summarized data
  • Creating a map based on detail or formula fields
  • Editing a map with the Map Expert
  • Editing a map on the Analyzer tab
  • Resolving data mismatches


  • Defining Cross-Tabs
  • Creating a Cross-Tab
  • Formatting Cross-Tabs
  • Charting on a Cross-Tab summary field
  • Mapping on a Cross-Tab summary field

Report Distribution

  • Exporting reports
  • Viewing reports over the Web
  • Viewing reports using Crystal Enterprise Standard

Who should attend

Learners who want to further develop their basic report design skills using Crystal Reports.


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