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Training course overview

Course overview

This course explains advanced Report Designer concepts including file linking, user-defined dates and calculated fields as well as adding a Report Designer report to a custom form.


This course should be attended by persons who have previously attended the following courses (or have relevant experience):

  • Introduction and Navigation course
  • Report Designer course

The course requires a basic knowledge of working with our system as well as understanding of reporting requirements of your organisation.


Note, courses may be run in either ichris or chris21 - please check the course date to see which interface will be used.

Training course cost
Who Should Attend
Who should attend
System Administrators, HR, Payroll and Finance Professionals
Personal Drivers
Personal drivers
Learn about designing advanced custom reports in your system
Half day
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What you will learn ...

What you will learn

The course will introduce you to the functionality for:

  • Use calculated fields within reports
  • Create statistical reports with basic logic
  • Link files across the database
  • Create tailored summary lists with the Filter Designer
  • Customise the parent window
  • Create mail merges and pivot tables
  • Convert reports into ichris and chris²¹ forms


Creating and using calculated fields

  • logical and arithmetic operators
  • nested calculations
  • tabular/matrix printing

Advanced date handling

  • Mixing data from different parent families
  • Scheduling reports

Outputs to other programs

  • creating mail merges
  • mail merging to email
  • creating pivot tables

Other related features

  • using the Filter Designer
  • customising the parent window
  • creating forms from reports
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Dates and Venues

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