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Seagate Crystal Reports
New Features Version 8

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This one-day course is designed for current users of Seagate Crystal Reports version 6 or 7 who want to learn about the new features and enhancements in Seagate Crystal Reports 8 such as the new performance processing benchmarks. Other topics include integrating enhanced formatting and formula functionality, building reports in Excel and Access environments using Crystal Reports 8, and deploying reports over the Web.

Who should attend
Current users of Seagate Crystal Reports version 6 or 7 who want to learn about the new features and enhancements in Crystal Reports 8.

Students must have a previous experience in designing reports using Seagate Crystal Reports version 6 or 7. Basic knowledge of database concepts such as tables, fields, and records is also necessary.

What you will learn

Processing Performance

  • Benchmarking processing performance

Report Design

  • Planning a report
  • Creating a new report
  • Exploring the report design environment
  • Placing objects on your report
  • Previewing and saving your report
  • Positioning and sizing objects
  • Formatting objects
  • Using text objects
  • Applying special formatting
  • Inserting and formatting boxes
  • Importing pre-formatted data
  • Adding hyperlinks
  • Grouping data hierarchically


  • Understanding multi-pass reporting
  • Using formulas
  • Working with the Formula Editor
  • Understanding formula language syntax
  • Using simple calculations
  • Using string manipulation
  • Applying basic date calculations
  • Using variables
  • Understanding arrays
  • Using control structures


  • Creating a chart using the Chart Expert
  • Drilling down on a chart
  • Charting on summary data
  • Charting detail or formula data
  • Customizing a chart

Geographical Mapping

  • Creating a map based on summarized data
  • Creating a map based on detail or formula data
  • Editing a map with the Map Expert
  • Editing a map on the Analyzer tab
  • Resolving data mismatches


  • Defining Cross-Tabs
  • Creating a Cross-Tab
  • Formatting a Cross-Tab
  • Charting on a Cross-Tab summary field
  • Mapping on a Cross-Tab summary field

Report Distribution

  • Exporting reports
  • Viewing reports over the Web

Web Reporting

  • Saving a report to a Web folder
  • Exporting reports to HTML format
  • Distributing reports in RPT format
  • Implementing the Web Component Server
  • Using Web Component Server commands
  • Administering the Web Component Server

Excel and Access Add-Ins

  • Creating a report from Excel data
  • Creating a report from Access data