Course Code: 858

Crystal Reports 2011/2008 Designer 1 Workshop

Class Dates:
2 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • This two day interactive workshop was designed for new users of Crystal Reports 2008 and Crystal Reports 2011. Some of the topics covered include a review of the software features, report design and the creation of presentation quality reports. The course incorporates a number of hands on exercises to reinforce the learning process.
  • Audience
  • Crystal Reports came integrated with Visual Studio versions prior to 2010. Crystal Reports competes with several solutions in the Microsoft market, such as SQL Server Reporting Services, XtraReports, ActiveReports, Telerik Reporting, and List & Label. Crystal Reports also provides solutions outside of the Microsoft market, for instance allowing Java developers to build applications with Crystal Reports


  • Working knowledge of Windows 2000/XP/Vista environment is required. Familiarity with relational database concepts (tables, fields and records) is strongly recommended.
  • Recommended Courses:

Course Details

  • Creating a Report
  • Starting the Crystal Reports Program
  • Starting a New Report
  • Choosing a Data Source
  • 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
  • Formatting Features
  • Quick Formatting with the Template Expert
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Formatting Objects
  • Inserting Lines and Boxes
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Working with the Page Commands
  • Changing Page Orientation
  • Changing Margins
  • Working with Text Objects
  • Adding Fields into a Text Object
  • Formatting Part or All of an Object
  • Inserting Special Fields
  • Database Filters
  • 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
  • Challenge Exercise - Selecting Specific RecordsChallenge Exercise - Selecting a Range of Values
  • Report Grouping
  • 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
  • Using the Sort Control
  • Additional Summary Options
  • Grouping Data in Date/Time Intervals
  • Ordering Groups Based on Their Subtotals Using the Group Sort Expert