Crystal Reports 10.0: Level 2

Course Specifications

Course number: 085516

Software: Crystal Reports

Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description

Since you've probably completed the first course, or are familiar with the basics of building and modifying reports, you're ready to move ahead to create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports' tools. In this course, you'll not only learn how to create more sophisticated reports like subreports and cross-tabs, you'll also learn how to increase the speed and efficiency of your reports by using SQL queries and dictionaries.

Course Objective: You will create complex reports and data sources using Crystal Reports' tools.


Target Student: This course is designed for people who know how to create basic list and group reports and need to create reports that include subreports, cross-tabs, advanced formulas, and charts based on more than one data series. They may also need to build tools to make it easier for other people to create reports. They may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.


Prerequisites: Crystal Reports 10.0: Level 1, and knowledge of programming and/or SQL would be helpful.


Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

A Pentium II or higher processor.

350 MB of hard-disk space.

128 MB of RAM (256 MB RAM recommended).

Either a local CD-ROM drive, DVD drive, or access to a networked CD-ROM drive.

Platform Requirements

Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 SP4, or above.

Software Requirements

Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 SP4, or above.

A complete installation of Crystal Reports 10.0.

A default installation of Excel 2000 or newer.

An installed printer driver. (Printers are not required; however, each PC must have an installed printer driver in order to use Print Preview.)

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

create running totals in a report.

build cross-tabs in your report.

add subreports to a report.

design a report that uses a drill-down.

improve processing speed in your reports.

chart single and multiple data series.

report from Excel data.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Running Totals

Topic 1A: Create a Running Total Field

Topic 1B: Modify a Running Total Field

Topic 1C: Create a Manual Running Total on Detail Data

Topic 1D: Create a Manual Running Total on Summary Data


Lesson 2: Building Cross-tabs in Your Report

Topic 2A: Create a Cross-tab

Topic 2B: Create a Specified Group Order

Topic 2C: Filter a Cross-tab by Group

Topic 2D: Change the Cross-tab Format

Topic 2E: Conditionally Format Rows and Columns

Topic 2F: Keep Groups Together


Lesson 3: Adding Subreports

Topic 3A: Insert a Subreport

Topic 3B: Link a Subreport to Data in a Primary Report

Topic 3C: Edit a Subreport

Topic 3D: Format a Subreport Using the Format Editor

Topic 3E: Share Formulas Between Main and Subreports

Topic 3F: Create an On-demand Subreport


Lesson 4: Creating Drill-downs

Topic 4A: Create a Drill-down

Topic 4B: Create Separate Headings for Drill-down Data


Lesson 5: Enhancing Report Processing Using SQL

Topic 5A: Create a Report Using SQL Queries

Topic 5B: Summarize Report Data Using SQL Aggregate Functions

Topic 5C: Create Joins Using SQL

Topic 5D: Create Subqueries

Topic 5E: Create an SQL Expression Field to Promote Server-side Processing


Lesson 6: Charting Data

Topic 6A: Create a Bar Chart

Topic 6B: Modify a Chart

Topic 6C: Create a Top N Chart

Topic 6D: Format a Chart

Topic 6E: Create a Chart Template


Lesson 7: Reporting on Excel Data

Topic 7A: Create a Report Based on Excel Data

Topic 7B: Modify a Report Generated from Excel Data

Topic 7C: Update Data in a Report Based on Excel Data


Appendix A: Inserting a Geographic Map

Supplemental Lesson

Topic 1A: Insert a Map