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Special Edition Using® Crystal Reports® 10 by Roger Sanborn, Steve Lucas, Kathryn Hunt, Joe Estes, Michael Voloshko, James Edkins, Bob Coates, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Neil FitzGerald

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Conditional Formatting—Using Data to Drive the Look of a Report

Up to now, the focus has been on static formatting. The next step is to apply formatting based on the data that is being returned from a field or even applying formatting on one field based on the value of another.

Conditional formatting relies on formulas. Because the formula language is extensive, complex statements can be created. For this chapter you use relatively simple examples.

The simplest way to add conditional formatting is to use the Highlighting Expert. This feature enables you to apply font face and font color changes to database fields based on their values.

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Almost every formatting option can be conditional. To determine which ones are conditional, look at the ...

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