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Crystal Report Design III (8/8.5)


This one-day course is designed to further increase report design skills by concentrating on advanced topics. Along with hands-on practice, the course covers architecture, report design and Structured Query Language, advanced formula creation such as arrays and control structures, subreports, and an XML overview as it relates to Crystal Reports.


Learners must have taken Report Design I and II or Introductory and Advanced Crystal Reports courses or have a minimum of six months of report design experience with Crystal Reports and understand advanced report design concepts such as formulas, parameters, sections, cross-tabs, and report distribution options. Relational database knowledge is recommended.

What you will learn

  • Understanding the core components
  • Understanding multi-pass reporting
  • Understanding key dynamic link libraries

Working with Databases

  • Accessing data sources
  • Using SQL to process reports
  • Applying database options
  • Adjusting to database changes


  • Understanding UFLs
  • Understanding arrays
  • Using control structures
  • Defining subreports
  • Creating an unlinked subreport
  • Creating a linked subreport
  • Creating an On-demand subreport
  • Using shared variables

Crystal Reports and XML

  • XML overview
  • XML in Crystal Reports
  • Exporting to XML format
  • Customizing XML report definitions
  • XML output specifications

Who should attend

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


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