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Crystal Reports® 2011 for Developers: Report Design and Integration by Cynthia Moore

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Chapter 8. Understanding Formulas, Functions, and Expressions

The objectives of this chapter are to learn the following tasks:

Formulas are used in various ways throughout Crystal Reports. Simple list reports may not require any additional fields or formatting. However, the more complex your report gets, the more formulas are necessary. Formulas are needed to compile values that are not stored in the database, such as extended field values, costs, concatenating text fields, comparing data, and converting datatypes. They are also used to format fields and sections conditionally.

In order to use formulas in a mathematical ...

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