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Introductory Crystal Reports 2016 training – Provisional Course Outline

Introductory Crystal Reports 2016 training

Our Introductory Crystal Reports 2016 training provisional course outline can be tailored to the needs of the individual or organisation, therefore you are in control. We train Crystal Reports at your site in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, hence you do not waste time in travelling.

Archway Computer start the training using generic data and then move on to using your database thus making the training very relevant. We can start editing existing reports or creating new ones for use within your organisation; as a result you have the confidence working with your data. Because Crystal Reports is used for so many different types of reporting, going to a scheduled course will not give this degree of relevance.

This is a two-day course.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£375 + VAT
2 - 4 people£625 + VAT
5 - 8 people£845 + VAT

Objectives of the course

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Create a report by selecting a data source and adding fields
  • Format a report, consequently resulting in a professional look
  • Sort records within a report
  • Select records within a report by applying criteria
  • Group records within a report
  • Insert summary fields
  • Create basic formulae and also functions
  • Use the Database Wizard
  • Use wizards for creating mailing labels and cross-tab reports, hence producing a variety of types of report
  • Export reports

Course Outline

First steps in Crystal Reports

  • Exploring the Crystal Reports window
  • Opening and saving reports
  • Setting file options so that they will remain for all future reports
  • Creating new reports
  • Adding fields to a report
  • Resizing and also aligning report fields
  • Using the Help facility

Formatting a report

  • Formatting fields, hence making the report reader-friendly
  • Adding lines and also boxes
  • Conditional formatting

Sorting records

Selecting records

  • Using the Select Expert
  • Selecting records based on one criterion; also selecting records based on multiple criteria

Grouping records

  • Creating and also modifying groups
  • Displaying groups in a specified order, hence adapting the report order
  • Setting group options

Summary fields

  • Subtotals
  • Grand totals
  • Group Sort Expert

Formulas and functions

  • The Formula Workshop
  • Creating and also modifying a formula
  • Date and time functions
  • String functions
  • Mathematical functions

The Database Expert

  • Linking tables; also linking options


  • Standard Report Creation Wizard
  • Mailing Labels Report Creation Wizard; as a result mailing labels can be quickly created and adapted
  • Cross-Tab Report Creation Wizard

Exporting reports

  • Exporting to Excel, so that those without Crystal Reports can still manipulate the data
  • Creating pdf files, hence easily readable by all
  • Exporting to HTML
  • Sending reports by e-mail

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417; alternatively send an email to info@archwayct.co.uk or fill in our contact form.

In conclusion, Archway Computer Training will adapt your Introductory Crystal Reports 2016 training to your requirements.