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Course Type

Business Objects

Price Per Delegate

£495 +VAT
Public Scheduled Course

Price Per Course

£1,395 +VAT
On-Site at Customer Premises, Max 10 Delegates


2 Days

Full/Part Time

Part Time


SmartStyle Training

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This course is intended for users who need to develop reports that include complex formulae & functions and users who need to manipulate large volumes of data in order to produce accurate results.


By the end of the course users will be able to create reports which contain complex formulae using variables and functions. Users will also be able to query data sources using SQL commands and expressions.


Users must be able to confidently create a report that includes sorting, grouping and summary data.

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More on Parameter Fields
  • Static & Dynamic, Pick List Parameters
  • Parameter Edit Masks
Sub Reports & Sections
  • Creating Linked & Unlinked Sub Reports
  • Inserting, Deleting & Merging Sections
  • Controlling Report Pages
  • Linking & Embedding Objects
Formulae Revision
  • If… Then… Else… Statements
More on Formulae & Functions
  • Crystal Syntax & Built In Functions
  • String & Date Functions
  • What is a Variable?
  • Declaring Variables
  • Calling Variables in a Formula
  • Referencing Array & Range Variables
  • Understanding Multi-Pass Reporting & Formula Evaluation
Control Structures
  • Looping & Loop… While… Structures
  • Select Case Functions
Custom Functions
  • Creating Custom Functions
  • Introducing the Crystal Repository
Data Access Techniques
  • Connecting to ODBC Data Sources
  • Creating & Editing SQL Queries
  • Using the SQL Designer
  • Creating, Saving & Running an SQL Query
  • Using SQL Queries to Create Reports
  • Report Alerts
Working with Charts
  • Creating & Modifying Charts
  • Formatting Charts
  • Chart Options
Working with Maps
  • Creating Geographical Maps
  • Customising & Formatting Maps
Cross Tab & OLAP Reports
  • Creating & Formatting Cross Tab Reports
  • 2-D & 3-D Reports
  • Creating Reports from an OLAP Cube
  • The OLAP Analyser

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