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How to alternate background color on every other lineHelpful Member!(11) 

AssetRecovery (Programmer) (OP)
17 Sep 03 17:40
I need to format some reports that have long lists of information and it would make them alot easier to read if I could format the background color to alternate everyother line like in templates.  What would a sample formula for this look like?
Helpful Member!(5)  IdoMillet (Instructor)
17 Sep 03 17:43
In the color attribute of the section format options enter something like:
-----------------------------------------------------
IF Remainder (RecordNumber, 2) = 0 THEN crYellow ELSE crNoColor
-----------------------------------------------------

Cheers,
- Ido

CUT, Visual CUT, and DataLink Viewer:
view, e-mail, export, burst, distribute, and schedule Crystal Reports.
www.MilletSoftware.com

AssetRecovery (Programmer) (OP)
18 Sep 03 14:36
That worked great but now how would I make the font be a different color on the lines that are yellow.  I modified the formula so that I was using crTeal and it's hard to read black text on that background.  Unless there is a way for me to specify the hex equiv for a lighter shade or am I stuck with just color names like Blue, Red, Yellow?

Thanks
Helpful Member!(4)  vidru (Programmer)
18 Sep 03 14:41
You can use Color() and supply the RGB values, like this:

IF Remainder (RecordNumber, 2) = 0 THEN Color (238, 238, 224)
ELSE crNoColor


-dave
mbarron (TechnicalUser)
18 Sep 03 17:16
All of the named Colors will be in the function panel under the Color Constants.

Teal is one of the named colors.  

IF Remainder (RecordNumber, 2) = 0 then teal else defaultattribute  



Mike   

Cort (MIS)
1 Oct 03 9:20
Thanks fellas this used to be in a FAQ somewhere but it's disappeared.  Very Handy
Cort (MIS)
1 Oct 03 9:24
Also. If your getting multiple returns for each record and want every group to alternate colors is there a way to do that?
Cort (MIS)
1 Oct 03 9:29
Answered my own question.  Use GroupNumber instead of RecordNumber in 9.0
GJParker (Programmer)
1 Oct 03 9:31
slightly different way, but just swap RecordNumber for GroupNumber

if GroupNumber mod 2 = 0 then
    color (232,232,232)
else
    white

Gary Parker
Systems Support Analyst
Manchester, England

Helpful Member!(2)  rosemaryl (MIS)
1 Oct 03 12:18
Dear NovellCRDeveloper,

Here is a tip I show in my classes:

If you have suppressed groups or details, then using groupnumber or recordnumber will not work.

Create a running total (Insert Field Object/Running Total) and choose the Group or Detail field as the case may be.  Select Count, Evaluate on Change of Record, Reset Never.

Now you have a counter field that counts the "visible" records and you would use that in the formula.

Now, to get the rgb value for any color, simply select format/font on any field, go all the way down the list to custom and then in the Custom Color Dialog select any color you want - the rgb value will display for you to note.

I find that a very light gray works really well.

Also, by changing the divisor to another number you can change the banding.

I hope the above was helpful,

ro

Rosemary Lieberman
rosemary@microflo.com, www.microflo.com
Microflo provides expert consulting on MagicTSD and Crystal Reports.

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