CHAPTER 13USING FORMULAS AND CUSTOM FUNCTIONS

In this chapter

Introduction

Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax

Using Brackets in Formulas

Using Characters in Formulas

Recent Improvements to Formulas

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Custom Functions

INTRODUCTION

This chapter explores the use of advanced formulas and functions to accomplish many mundane and repetitive tasks. Also, you will look at how the formulas and functions can help alleviate redundancy in report design.

Whereas Chapter 4, “Understanding and Implementing Formulas,” focused on the basics of formulas, this chapter focuses on some lesser-known facts and tricks to make formula work more productive as well as less repetitive.

CHOOSING A FORMULA LANGUAGE: C ...

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