Customers normally want to be trained at their own premises in order to benefit from the following:
- Freedom to determine the class size
- Can select a team with similar abilities and/or experience
- Class know each other and therefore feel more relaxed
- No additional travel costs for delegates
- No overnight accommodation required for delegates
- Class can discuss otherwise confidential reporting matters
- Possibility of working with customer's own data
We also run scheduled training courses if there's suitable demand. We have vetted a number of high quality commercial training facilities throughout the country and can organise scheduled training whenever enough interest is registered. With only four people required to make a course viable, it's well worth registering your interest.
Everyone understands the importance of high quality training materials.
We ensure you get the cream of the crop by only selecting the very best
from those commercially available.
If you have training arranged at your premises, we can supplement
the standard training materials with exercises based on your data. If
you are interested in using your data for training purposes, please
contact us to discuss the practicalities.
Anyone with little or no practical experience of Crystal Reports will want to attend the level one course. Those who have attended already attended this course (or have sufficient practical experience of using Crystal) should attend the level two course. Both courses last for two days.
Course content may vary slightly depending on the preferred training materials in use at the time although generally, the following topics would be covered.
Crystal Reports Level 1 - An Introduction
The overriding purpose of this course is to introduce the basic elements of crystal in such a way that delegates develop a strong foundation on which to build in the future. Certain people may feel they could cover this material in one day but in our experience, only people like programmers and database developers manage to achieve this.
- Basic concepts
- Creating a basic report
- Sorting and selecting records
- Grouping information
- Adding summary values (totals)
- Summary reports
- Using the report expert
- Basic table linking
- Basic formulas
- Report sections
- Distributing reports and/or data
Crystal Reports Level 2 - The Next Level
In this course we introduce more sophisticated features of Crystal Reports. Afterwards, delegates should be comfortable with more complex formulas, variables, database linking and the multi-pass nature of Crystal. Armed with this information, almost any report is possible.
- Review of the basics
- Multi-pass reporting concepts
- Database linking concepts (SQL join types)
- Parameter fields
- More complex formulas
- Arrays and variables
- Running totals
- Cross-tab reports
- Top-N reports
- Shared variables
The topics covered in any given course may vary slightly to those shown. If you have any particular topic preferences please make this known at the time of booking and ask for confirmation via email or in writing. The trainer will use their experience to judge whether additional topics need to be covered during the course, or indeed, whether some topics should be covered in less detail than would otherwise be the case.