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Shared Variable Exports Zero (0) to Excel

Shared Variable Exports Zero (0) to Excel

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We are using Crystal Reports XI release 2 (bundled with MAS500). I've added a subreport to the page header section of my main report. I also created a shared variable in the subreport and corresponding shared variable in the main report. The shared variable is placed in my Group Footer #2 section and when previewing the Crystal Report, the CORRECT VALUE is returned. However, when I export this same report to Microsoft Excel, the value of the shared report is zero.

Has anyone seen this before?

Thanks!

RE: Shared Variable Exports Zero (0) to Excel

Using Crystal Reports 2008 the same behaviour seems to occur i.e. a formula using a shared variable from a sub-report placed in the Page Header section fails to export correctly to Excel when choosing Microsoft Excel (97 to 2003) Data Only.

I tried it with a shared stringVar and I got the same issue - this time it exported blank text as opposed to a 0.

I moved the sub-report to the Report Header and it exported the formula with the shared stringVar successfully.
I then moved the sub-report back to the Page Header and it is now exporting successfully.

So that may be a simple fix for the problem (bug?).

Gordon
Crystalize

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