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RD-21008 - Crystal Reports 2008: Business Reporting Solutions (RD II)


Duration: 2 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

Crystal Reports 2008 is a powerful, dynamic, actionable reporting solution that helps you design, explore, visualize, and deliver reports via the web or embedded in enterprise applications. This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give you comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret information.

As a business benefit, you will be able to increase your understanding of formulas, variables, arrays, templates, parameters, summaries, and sections. This course will also help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Use the repository.
  • Create formulas.
  • Manage reports.
  • Use variables and arrays.
  • Create templates.
  • Build parameterized reports.
  • Summarize data with cross tabs.
  • Use report sections.
  • Build specialized reports.


Course Audience

The target audience for this course is report designers who are responsible for creating and distributing reports and have completed RD-11008, Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design

Course Outline

          Using the Repository

  • Use the repository
  • Create a report from a repository data source

    Creating Formulas

  • Use functions and operators
  • Define control structures available in Crystal Reports Syntax

    Managing Reports

  • Use the Workbench
  • Publish reports to BusinessObjects Enterprise

    Using Variables and Arrays

  • Use variables
  • Use arrays

    Using Report Templates

  • Apply report templates
  • Build a template without a data source
  • Remove a template

    Building Parameterized Reports

  • Define and create parameters
  • Build a report with multiple parameters
  • Use edit masks and descriptions
  • Create a date range parameter
  • Group using parameters

    Summarizing Data with Crosstabs

  • Build a basic crosstab
  • Format a crosstab

    Using Report Sections

  • Use sections
  • Use group related functions to format sections
  • Use section underlay
  • Use multiple-column reporting

    Building Specialized Reports

  • Use the Running Total Expert
  • Create a form letter
  • Add a hyperlink to a report
  • Use Dynamic Graphic Locations
  • Build a report with alerts
  • Build a top N report
  • Integrate an Xcelsius Flash SWF into a Crystal report

Course Prerequisites


​To be successful, learners who attend this course must have working knowledge of:

  • Windows conventions
  • Basic database concepts
Students must also have:
  • Completed RD-11008, Crystal Reports 2008: Report Design I - Fundamentals of Report Design.
Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.