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Specify Background Colour On Report As Hex Number

Specify Background Colour On Report As Hex Number

(OP)
I have a text box I would like to set to specific colour.

I select the text box properties and select 'Fill'.
I click on the 'Expression' option for the 'Fill Color' and in the expression type :-
="FFAAFF"
This is just a random colour I grabbed from an example page.
The background colour remains white.

Am I setting the background colour correctly as a Hex value in an expression?
Is there anything else I should be doing to use the colour?

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Remember.. 'Depression is just anger without enthusiasum'.

RE: Specify Background Colour On Report As Hex Number

(OP)
It does not show the impact in designer but it does when I preview the report.
is there a way of showing it in the designer as well?

Dazed and confused.

Remember.. 'Depression is just anger without enthusiasum'.

RE: Specify Background Colour On Report As Hex Number

Hi Skittle,
In the properties window, for BackgroundColor, try entering #ffaaff without the equal sign in front of it or use the RGB for that color.
Hope this helps.

Jacque

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