Distance Learning - Working with Actuate e.Report Designer Professional

Who Should Attend?
Developers, Database Administrators, Project Managers

Experience with Microsoft SQL, and a familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts. Visual Basic programming experience is beneficial, but not required.

Upcoming Course Dates

Course Description

Distance Learning is the web-based delivery vehicle for Actuate technical training.
In our Distance Learning classes, students remotely attend our regional classes. Distance Learning students will see and hear the instructor's presentations, participate in class discussions and can share their desktops with the instructor when needed. Students receive the course materials and instructions on how to join the web session the week before the class start date.

The course is a live, instructor-led class where students become familiar with e.Report Designer Professional's functions and features used to develop complex Actuate reports. Although not required, it is recommended that attendees have some level of programming experience with object-oriented languages, SQL and Visual Basic.

This course is delivered in two consecutive 2-day sessions. The first two days of this class can be taken alone, as the Fundamentals of Actuate e.Report Designer Professional. Please note that Business Users should attend the Fundamentals of e.Report Design course, which teaches general reporting skills.

Each student receives a comprehensive course manual, which functions both as a workbook during class, and as a detailed reference guide once the class is completed.


  • Students must have access to the internet and a phone
  • Students need to have the current version of e.Report Designer Professional installed on their desktops prior to the class.


  • All topics covered in the Fundamentals of e.Report Design course, plus
  • Actuate Reporting System product overview and demonstration
  • Designing, building and viewing simple reports
  • Connecting to databases and custom data sources
  • Working with a report's page layout
  • Creating SQL Queries with the Actuate Query Editors
  • Understanding the stored procedure builder
  • Understanding aggregate functions
  • Understanding report groups -- sections and subsections
  • Building sequential and parallel reports
  • Using Actuate's dynamic text control and page sizing features
  • Understanding aggregate functions
  • Working with Crosstab reports
  • Working with Charts
  • Creating and using hyperlinks in Actuate reports
  • Designing report parameters
  • Understanding libraries and working with components
  • Understanding commonly-used Actuate Foundation Class methods
  • Debugging a report
  • Designing reports using Page-Level Security
  • Designing browser scripting controls
  • Designing Actuate XML reports
  • Using and customizing configuration files