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Crystal Reports Level 1

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Name Crystal Reports Level 1
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£699.00 +vat
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Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

This course is designed for people who need output from a database. In some cases, database programs have limited reporting tools, and/or such tools may not be accessible. Organisations use reporting tools to access data sources and generate customised reports. SAP Crystal Reports enhances report building and report processing techniques with a wealth of features that add value to your presentation. In this course, you will create a basic report by connecting to a database and modifying its presentation.

Delegates may or may not have programming and/or SQL experience.

Please note: This course is suitable for users of the following versions of Crystal Reports: v11, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Special Offer   Multiple Delegate / Course Discounts Available - Contact Us for Details


Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • Explore the Crystal Reports interface
  • Create a basic report and modify it
  • Use formulas to calculate and filter data
  • Build a parameterised report
  • Group report data
  • Enhance a report
  • Create a report using data sourced from an Excel database
  • Distribute data


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows, organise folders and files
  • Work with Windows - Minimise, Maximise, Open, Close
  • A basic understanding of database principles, including: relationships between tables; joins and primary keys; experience of using data manipulation software, such as Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel
  • Prior knowledge of SQL is desirable, but not essential

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the SAP Crystal Reports Interface

  •   Topic 1A: Explore Crystal Reports
  •   Topic 1B: Use Crystal Reports Help
  •   Topic 1C: Customise the Report Settings

Lesson 2: Working with Reports

  •   Topic 2A: Create a Report
  •   Topic 2B: Modify a Report
  •   Topic 2C: Display Specific Report Data
  •   Topic 2D: Work with Report Sections

Lesson 3: Using Formulas in Reports

  •   Topic 3A: Create a Formula
  •   Topic 3B: Edit a Formula
  •   Topic 3C: Filter Data Using a Formula
  •   Topic 3D: Work with Advanced Formulas and Functions
  •   Topic 3E: Handle Null Values

Lesson 4: Building Parameterised Reports

  •   Topic 4A: Create a Parameter Field
  •   Topic 4B: Use a Range Parameter in a Report
  •   Topic 4C: Create a Prompt

Lesson 5: Grouping Report Data

  •   Topic 5A: Group Report Data
  •   Topic 5B: Modify a Group Report
  •   Topic 5C: Group by Using Parameters
  •   Topic 5D: Create a Parameterised Top N Report

Lesson 6: Enhancing a Report

  •   Topic 6A: Format a Report
  •   Topic 6B: Insert Objects in a Report
  •   Topic 6C: Suppress Report Sections
  •   Topic 6D: Use Report Templates

Lesson 7: Creating a Report from 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

Lesson 8: Distributing Data

  •   Topic 8A: Export Data
  •   Topic 8B: Create Mailing Labels

Birmingham - Hill Street


Centre City Tower

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.


10th Floor
Centre City Tower
5-7 Hill Street
B5 4UA



This Birmingham Training Centre is situated in the centre of Birmingham, close to New Street Station and Shopping Centre. The entrance is on Hill Street.

Travelling by Rail:

From Birmingham New Street Train Station:
From New Street Station turn right into Smallbrook Queensway and take the second right into Hill Street. The offices are on the right.

Travelling by Car:

Parking - A number of NCP car parks are within easy walking distance.

From M1/M6 North and South/M40 and M42 - Leave the M6 at Junction 6 onto the A38(M) Aston Expressway signposted Birmingham Central. Follow signs for City Centre until end of motorway then keep right onto flyover - signposted A38 Bromsgrove. Continue following A38 Bromsgrove signs under two underpasses. Take exit onto Suffolk Street (past the Alexandra Theatre) to Holloway Head island. Take first exit onto Smallbrook Queensway signposted Stratford A34 and Solihull A41. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, take the first left at traffic lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right


From M5 - Leave motorway at Junction 3. Take third exit (A456) signposted City Centre. Follow City Centre signs for five miles along the Hagley Road to Five Ways. Keep left (ignore City Centre underpass sign and follow Other Routes) up to Five Ways Roundabout. Take third exit signposted Inner Ring Road South and East and New Street Station. Bear left onto B4127, following signs for New Street Station, past sports ground to first roundabout (Holloway Circus). Go straight over roundabout onto Smallbrook Queensway. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right.

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