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Crystal Report Design II (9)


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


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. Relational database knowledge is recommended. Learners who have not completed the Report Design I course should complete the prerequisite exercise and bring it to class. Download CR_9_rd2_prerequisite.pdf Report Design II Prerequisite Exercise (PDF - 95 KB)

Topics Covered

Report Creation Review      

Using the Repository

  • Defining the repository
  • Adding folders to the repository
  • Adding items to the repository
  • Modifying and updating repository objects
  • Deleting items from the repository


  • Creating sections
  • Formatting sections

Grouping Options

  • Applying specified order grouping
  • Using the Group Sort Expert
  • Creating a group selection based on summary information
  • Grouping data hierarchically


  • Understanding formula language and syntax
  • Using functions and operators
  • Using variables
  • Using control structure
  • Creating Running Totals


  • Determining parameter fields
  • Creating parameter fields
  • Referencing a parameter
  • Responding to a parameter
  • Using values in parameters
  • Using advanced parameter features
  • Deleting Parameters

Who should attend

Learners who want to further develop their basic report design skills using Crystal Reports 9.


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