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Advanced Crystal Reports 8.5 Training Courses

We are now back doing full face-to-face training, but we are also happy to train remotely via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, if that is your preferred option. Contact us to discuss or see Online training for details of smaller time slots.

If you’re looking for really great Advanced Crystal Reports 8.5 Training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored Crystal Reports 8.5 Training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Advanced Crystal Reports 8.5 Training will be given on your site
  • We can train using your own databases and reports
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled

Visit our blog If Only I’d Known That,; we have called it that because we hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only we had an extra £100 for every time someone says “If only I’d known that.” ….

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Course Type Cost per day
1 to 1 training £375
2 to 4 delegates £625
5 to 8 delegates £845

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 5 people on the course, you pay £845. All prices exclude VAT.

Our Crystal Reports training courses

Our Crystal Reports training courses London, are available not only in London, but Richmond, Twickenham, Hounslow, Brentford, Putney, Wimbledon, Staines, Egham, Feltham, Ascot, Reading, Croydon, Leatherhead, Esher, Banstead, Uxbridge, Surbiton, Farnham, High Wycombe, Crawley, Sutton, St Albans, Fulham, Watford, etc.

This is a two-day course.

Objectives of the Advanced Crystal Reports 8.5 course

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

  • Create and use parameter fields
  • Create and modify running totals
  • Use variables, arrays and ranges in formulae
  • Create a formula using multiple functions
  • Use the Evaluation Time functions in a formula
  • Use For and While constructs
  • Create charts
  • Create maps
  • Format complex charts
  • Create alerts
  • Create subreports
  • Use the Repository Explorer
  • Use the Workbench
  • Access data from various data sources
  • Create SQL queries

Complex reports

  • Using parameter fields to filter data
  • Applying an edit mask to a parameter field
  • Using a pick list to select data
  • Subreports
  • Creating an unlinked subreport
  • Creating a linked subreport

Formatting complex reports

  • Using the Section Expert
  • Adding additional sections
  • Suppressing blank sections
  • Deleting sections
  • Displaying each record on a separate page
  • Hyperlinks
  • OLE objects

 Complex formulae and functions

  • Creating formulae using variables
  • Creating formulae using arrays
  • Creating formulae using ranges
  • Creating formulae using multiple functions
  • Evaluation Time functions
  • For and While loops


  • Creating a chart
  • Modifying a chart


  • Creating a map
  • Customising a map


  • Creating alerts
  • Modifying alerts
  • Deleting alerts

 Advanced Data Access

  • Creating and using dictionaries to create reports
  • ODBC data sources
  • SQL

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We provide Crystal Reports training courses, Microsoft Office training courses, other IT training courses  and Personal Development training courses in London, Richmond, Twickenham, Kingston, Hounslow, Brentford, Putney, Kingston, Wimbledon, Walton-on-Thames, Chiswick, Teddington, Hampton, Feltham, Acton, Ealing, Heathrow, Egham, Staines, Hanwell, Sunbury, Hammersmith, Fulham, Greenford, Clapham, Chertsey, Woking, Weybridge, Wandsworth, Middlesex, Surrey, the M25 corridor, High Wycombe and beyond. We will travel further if expenses are covered.