Creating Professional Reports using Crystal Report for Visual Studio.NET (Part 3)
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Published: 12 Feb 2004
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Abstract
In this last part of the series, we will take a look at how conditional formatting can help us hide/display a section of the Crystal Reports report. Conditional formatting refers to those formatting that are triggered only when certain condition is satisfied. Note that these formatting will override any fixed formatting done earlier using the Format Editor.
by Eric Landes
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Introduction

Editor's Note: The first edition of this article was written by Ajay Varghese.

In this last part of the series, we will take a look at how conditional formatting can help us hide/display a section of the report.  Conditional formatting refers to those formatting that are triggered only when certain condition is satisfied.  Note that these formatting will override any fixed formatting done earlier using the Format Editor.

For our current requirement, the Group 1 Footer (Store Details) should be visible only when the Store details are being displayed, and should be hidden while displaying the Book Details.  In other words, we need to get rid of the dangling parent row.  To achieve this, we will take an approach of assigning a value to a variable in the higher level section (Report Header) and displaying the details depending on the value of the variable in the lower level sections. The following steps can be used to implement this :


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User Comments

Title: Crystal Report   
Name: Sharad Kumar Agarwal
Date: 2006-02-17 2:27:25 AM
Comment:
Hi ,
This is sharad here , i have doubt about the functionality of the linking in crystal report at run time.Currently i am using Crystal Report XI.
Suppose i am using two tables A and B and there is no linking between these two but have one column same in both the table .I put one -2 column from both the table in the report and i want to know the functionality how this two columns linked with each other at run time.

Waiting for reply.
Thanks
Sharad Kumar Agarwal
Title: Improving Report Presentation and Additional Formatting   
Name: Alexander
Date: 2005-09-22 7:38:32 PM
Comment:
Excelentes tips, me ayudaron mucho
Title: Crystal report dynamic formating in VS2005   
Name: Pooja
Date: 2005-08-31 5:34:47 AM
Comment:
Hello,

I have visited your site and it helps lot.But i need dynamic formating in crystal report.I mean to say instead of giving a static font size or color to the field in the crystal report, the field changes as per the user requirement.for example there are two tables in one table there is name and address field and in other table there is font size and color.The report display the name and address in the format given in the second table.
Please tell me steps need to perform the above request

Regards
Pooja
Title: addn formating   
Name: kiran (IS)
Date: 2005-04-05 7:28:20 PM
Comment:
this is very good tip which helped me a lot
Title: crystal report   
Name: Rinkesh patel (gop_vvn2585@yahoo,com)
Date: 2005-03-03 12:03:33 AM
Comment:
hi,developer
i developed one project on saradar patel university
i need to developed report with the parameterised in which i give input as year=2003,month=april,course_id=BCA and yeraor sem=1or2or 3 then collegename is PCI,after giving this input
the report will be generate i try well but this type of report not generate,it is available in vb 6.0 in datareport
i developed in asp.net.
so,u give me code for that.

i thank full u,
your sincearly
rinkesh patel
Title: CYRSTAL REPORT   
Name: KUNALSINGH(kunal.singh@india.birlasoft.com)
Date: 2004-09-30 9:29:33 AM
Comment:
HI,
i VIST THE ABOVE SITE AND FOUND SO MANY GOOD THINGS THAT WILL HELP ME WHEN I WILL GO FOR COMPLEX REPORT DESIGN. bUT BEFORE THAT I NEED ONE HELP FROM U THAT I KW ONLY BASIC REPORT GENERATION . LIKE AFTER CONNECTION FETCH THE DATA FROM ONE SINGLE TABLE.THAT IS ASP.NET. i WANT TO LEARN MORE STEP BY STEP . IF U HV ANY URL THAT HELP ME SETP STEP METHOD THEN IT WILL BE A G8 HELP FOR ME. i FOUND SO MANY GOOD THING IN UR SITE BUT I NEED FEW CODING STUFF THAT IT WILL HELP IN DEVELOPEMENT POINT OF VIEW.
REGARDS,
KUNAL SINGH

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