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Business Objects: Crystal Reports 1 Formulas FAQ

Formula Help

How to generate unique page numbering in a report by MsPepperMintUSA
Posted: 19 Jul 01

Please note: The FAQ was created based on suggestion supplied by:

Ken Hamady
On-site custom Crystal Reports Training and Consulting.
Quick Reference Guide to using Crystal in VB.

Using the built PageNumber function will consecutively number the pages.
You want to implement Page Numbering distinct for each record in sample report(where record ID is primary key).

Record ID 1  (spans 2 pages)
Result from Page Number Function: Page 1, 2
Desired Result: Page 1, 2
Detail Name
Datil Address

Record ID 2 (spans 7 pages)
Result from Page Number Function: Page 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Desired Result: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Detail Name
Detail Address

Record ID 3  (spans 3 pages)
Result from Page Number Function: Page 10, 11, 12
Desired Result: Page 1, 2, 3
Detail Name
Deatil Address

Step 1: Group by Record ID

Step 2: Set Group Header to "repeat GH on each new page" (Access the option by right clicking on the group and select "Change Group".)

Step 3: Create two equations.
1. Equation 1 should be place in GH header and should be suppressed.

2. Equation 2 should be place in the Page Header. It will also work in the Group Header.

Here's the code:

Equation 1
Shared NumberVar factorPageCount;
If InRepeatedGroupHeader
    factorPageCount:= PageNumber - 1

Equation 2
Shared NumberVar RecPageCount;
If InRepeatedGroupHeader
    RecPageCount:= PageNumber - {@PageFactor}
    RecPageCount:= 1


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