Advanced Crystal Reports Private Training

  • Price for 1 Person – $475

  • 50% Discount for each additional person in your group

  • Select number of attendees option below to see the total price for your group

Please call to schedule your class before completing the registration process: (800) 244-3169

Ready to take your Crystal Reports skills to the next level?  If so, we’ve got the perfect class for you!  In our Advanced Crystal Reports class, you will learn how to use multiple sections, running totals, variables, advanced formulas, subreports, advanced group concepts, cross-tabs, and report alerts.  Also, learn everything you’ll ever need to know about parameters, including the power and flexibility parameters provide to report developers.

Since there are only very minor differences in Crystal Reports 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2020, this class is offered to anyone using Crystal Reports 2008 or later versions. However, Crystal Reports 2016 and 2020 contain several new features that will be covered in the training.


  • Live one-on-one class!  Just you or your group and the instructor!
  • Great opportunity for individuals or groups of people in the same organization
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs


Crystal Reports Training Online - Crystal Reports Advanced Class


  • Three days, 4 hours per day - no lunch break - short breaks each day

Attendees will receive the following:

  • A printed manual with hands-on exercises and samples for use during and after class.
  • 12 months of email support from your Crystal Reports instructor


  • Complete our Introduction/Intermediate Crystal Reports class or have a working knowledge of the class topics.
  • Basic understanding of database concepts.
  • Programming experience is not required.

Computer Setup

  • Crystal Reports must be installed on your computer
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  • Computer headset; If a headset is not available, you can call in via phone (long distance charges may apply)
  • Class Files - After registering for your class, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up the class files on your computer


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
  • 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

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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