Introduction to Crystal Reports XI PRIVATE Online

$800.00 per person

Please call us to schedule your private class before checking out: 678 467 6621

This class is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge to build reports from scratch.  This course goes well beyond the basics, including creating groups, summaries, and formulas.  Additionally, you’ll learn tips on linking tables and how to find the data you need to show on your reports.


  • Live one-on-one class!  Just you and the instructor!
  • Customize the content to meet your needs
  • Connect to your database and apply the class topics to your own reports
  • Perfect for groups of people in the same organization that are geographically dispersed
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs


SKU: Intro-XI-Private Category:

Duration: 2 Days, 10-5 ET

Attendees will receive the following:

  • A printed manual with hands-on exercises and samples for use during and after class.
  • 12 months of post-class email support from your Crystal Reports Instructor
  • 1 free remote support session with each online class – $125 value


  • All attendees should have basic understanding of database concepts.
  • Programming experience is not required.

Computer Setup

  • Crystal Reports must be installed on your computer
  • 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


Before You Begin

  • Defining the Purpose of the Report
  • Determining the Layout of the Report
  • Finding the Data
  • Organizing the Data for the Report
  • The Workbench

Creating a Simple Report

  • Starting the Crystal Reports Program
  • Starting a New Report
  • The Main Components of the Design Window
  • Exploring the Toolbars
  • Managing Resources with Explorers
  • Placing Fields on the Report
  • Selecting and Sizing Objects
  • Browsing Field Data
  • Moving and Aligning Objects
  • Using Guides and Guidelines to Move and Align Objects
  • Creating Text Objects
  • Saving the Report
  • Autosaving the Report
  • Previewing the Report
  • Refreshing the Data
  • Getting Help

Formatting Features

  • Quick Formatting with the Template Expert
  • Formatting Objects
  • Format Painter
  • Inserting Lines and Boxes
  • Drawing a Line
  • Drawing a Box
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Working with the Page Commands
  • Working with Text Objects
  • Adding Fields into a Text Object
  • Formatting Part or All of an Object
  • Inserting Special Fields

Selecting Specific Records From the Database

  • Filtering Data with the Select Expert
  • Selecting Records with Multiple Criteria
  • Viewing and Editing the Select Formula
  • Case Sensitive vs. Case Insensitive
  • Record Selection Formula Templates

Grouping and Sorting Data

  • When and Why to Group Records
  • Creating a Group
  • Group and Sort Direction
  • Customize Group Name Field
  • Modifying Groups
  • Creating Multiple Groups in a Report
  • Using the Group Tree to Navigate the Report
  • Reordering Groups
  • Sorting Records within a Group
  • Summarizing Groups
  • Additional Summary Options
  • Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals
  • Calculating Percentages
  • Ordering Groups Based on Their Subtotals Using the Group Sort Expert

Combining Multiple Tables

  • Understanding Tables, Records, and Fields
  • Learning about Linking
  • Adding Multiple Tables to a Report

Creating and Using Formulas

  • Understanding Crystal Formula
  • Syntax without Being a Programmer
  • About the Formula Workshop
  • Using the Formula Workshop
  • Using the Formula Editor
  • The Formula Editor Toolbar
  • Performing Simple Number Calculations
  • Manipulating Dates with Formulas
  • Creating Boolean (True/False) Formulas
  • Creating String Formulas
  • Using Bookmarks to Navigate Through Formulas

Conditional Formatting

  • The Highlighting Expert
  • Setting Highlighting Priorities
  • Formatting Sections
  • Formatting Sections Conditionally
  • Conditionally Formatting Fields

Creating Summary Reports and Charts

  • Creating a Summary Report
  • Applying the Drill Down Feature
  • Applying the DrillDownGroupLevel
  • Producing Charts
  • Editing Charts
  • Formatting Charts
  • Using the Chart Options
  • Modifying Individual Objects in the Chart
  • Using Auto-Arrange Chart
  • Applying Chart Templates

Exporting Your Reports Within Your Organization

  • Understanding Export Formats and Destinations
  • Using an HTML Format for Crystal Reports

Please call us to schedule your private class before checking out: 678 467 6621


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