ChapterÂ 10.Â Understanding and Implementing Formulas
In Hour 6, âSelecting and Grouping Data,â we briefly introduced formulasâthe ability to create them and subsequently drop them into a report from the Field Explorer. In this hour, we'll explore the Formula Editor in more detail.
Formulas provide great flexibility and power when creating Crystal Reports by enabling the creation of derived fields not directly stored in available data sources. Formulas also enable the creation of advanced conditional object formatting and the use of flexible selection formulas in a report.
Crystal Reports has a number of built-in tools that facilitate the formula creation and formula reuse processes, the Formula Editor being a good example. With version 9, ...
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