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Crystal Reports v11 & 2008 - Advanced


This two-day course is designed to further increase report design skills by concentrating on advanced topics. The course covers Crystal architecture, report design and Structured Query Language, advanced formula creation such as arrays and custom functions, subreports, and a hands-on report design workshop. In the Report Design Workshop, you will build upon topics you’ve learned throughout the Report Design courses. Each activity in the workshop presents a different business scenario in which to apply your report design skills. The reports you develop in this workshop can also be used as a guide for your own reporting needs.


Using the Repository

  • Defining the repository
  • Adding folders to the repository
  • Adding items to the repository
  • Using repository objects in reports
  • Modifying and updating repository objects
  • Deleting items from the repository


  • Creating sections
  • Formatting sections

Grouping Options

  • Applying specified order grouping
  • Using the Group Sort Expert
  • Creating a group selection based on summary information
  • Grouping data hierarchically 


  • Understanding formula language and syntax
  • Using functions and operators
  • Using variables
  • Using control structure
  • Creating Running Totals


  • Defining parameter fields
  • Creating parameter fields
  • Referencing a parameter
  • Responding to a parameter
  • Using values in parameters
  • Using advanced parameter features
  • Deleting parameters


  • Understanding the core components
  • Understanding multi-pass reporting
  • Understanding key dynamic link libraries

Working with Databases

  • Accessing data sources
  • Using SQL to process reports
  • Applying database options
  • Adjusting to database changes
  • Saving data indexes


  • Understanding formula sizing limitations
  • Using arrays
  • Using advanced control structures
  • Using custom functions


  • Defining subreports
  • Creating an unlinked subreport
  • Creating a linked subreport
  • Creating an on-demand subreport
  • Adding captions to subreports
  • Updating subreports
  • Using shared variables in a subreport

Report Design Workshop

  • Understanding the Workshop objectives
  • Setting up your system for the Workshop
  • Choosing your Workshop scenarios and activities
  • Building your Workshop reports


2 days




Galway: 25th September 2019

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Training with PFH



  • Pre-training evaluation - PFH will assess your training requirements and levels prior to attending training:
  • Instructor led tuition by highly qualified instructor
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany PFH public courses
  • Training can be customised to meet customer's specific requirements
  • Money back guarantee – If you are not happy with the quality of training received, PFH will refund payment
  • All PFH trainers are Certified which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.



  • Each student will have their own PC
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany each training course
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit provided, along with light lunch provided for courses delivered in PFH
  • Certificates of Attendance provided to each student on completion of training
  • Air conditioned comfortable and spacious training rooms
  • Free parking



  • If a student feels they have not managed to reach their own personal course objectives, they are welcome to attend the:
  • Same public class within 6 months, at no charge
  • 60 day post training support – Students can call or email our instructors with any questions / problems they may be experiencing at home or work (or a maximum of 5 calls per course/delegate)



When you're learning new skills and meeting new people it's important that you do so in comfortable, modern surroundings.

You'll enjoy a rewarding training course here at PFH premises and benefit from our modern training facilities.

Facilities provided include:

  • Air-conditioned training rooms
  • High-spec student PC's plus an instructor PC
  • Internet access and wireless internet access 
  • Convenient locations in Cork and Galway 
  • Overhead projector, whiteboard and flipchart in each room 
  • Course materials 
  • Free parking 
  • Daily refreshments & lunch


Please note that the above facilities are available to rent for your specialised training event also. Please contact PFH Training for rates and information.

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Training Types



Instructor-led training is an effective means of delivering information, as it allows for real-time feedback, questions and answers, manipulation and changeable delivery to suit the needs of learners in a real-time environment. Few educational opportunities are considered more valuable than meeting and interfacing directly with an instructor. 


All of our trainers are MCPs [Microsoft Certified Professionals], ECDL certified and MOS Experts which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.


PFH has a large portfolio of trainers who can deliver training at our training centres in Cork and Galway, or Nationwide at customer premises or another training centre.


PFH offers instructor led training on our Public Schedule at our training centres in Cork and Galway. 



PFH provides customised training for groups of 1 to 12 at either PFH's Training Centres at Cork or Galway or on-site at your premises. Content can be taken from any of our course oulines and customised to suit the exact requirmements of your group and scheduled on dates that suit your delegates.  Group rates apply contact us for rates.


This method of training ensures your delegates get trained on exactly the topics they require in the duration of time that you can allow to give them.



Seminar training can be offered where companies require a large number of people to receive initial overview training on the New Interface of an Operating System or Office Applications. 


Seminar Training is based solely on demonstrating the New Features and is non hands-on training.  The benefits of this type of training is that attendees can get an initial feel for the New Interface of any given application and it can save a lot of time and money during an initial roll out.  This type of training instils an element of confidence when people return to their desks to work with the New Interface or Application.


Depending on how the roll out is managed with the installations, training could be run in tandem with this, and groups may also benefit from the trainer doing some “floor walking”  following the seminars to assist people when they are back at their desks.


The number of attendees is optional and can range from 20-50 per session.  This is dependant on the size of your room!

All training/seminar can be customised specifically to suit group requirements.

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