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Crystal Reports XI: Official Guide by Michael Voloshko, Annette Jonker, James Edkins, Neil FitzGerald

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Chapter 13 Using Formulas and Custom Functions

In this chapter

Introduction 306

Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax 306

Using Brackets in Formulas 307

Using Characters in Formulas 308

Recent Improvements to Formulas 308

Crystal Reports in the Real World—Custom Functions 314

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 ...

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