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Chart Year over Year Comparison

Chart Year over Year Comparison

Chart Year over Year Comparison

I have a Crystal Report which is essentially just charts.  Currently, the Y-axis is a count while the X-axis is a billing date.  The billing date is by month of the Fiscal Year.  The categories are two different locations, which are displayed in the key.

Instead of just having one fiscal year, I'd like to have the past two fiscal years and compare them by month.  It's kind of difficult to explain what I Mean, but, in essence, the line chart would have a line for 2008, and a line for 2009 and their data would be displayed by month (in the same range).

Is this doable?

RE: Chart Year over Year Comparison

Do a formula field with year/month, something like


Totext({your.date}, "yyyy/MM")
This should be graphable in the right order.

To get the fancy display you want would be harder.  You could do it by sticking to the month display having one year as a chart in a subreport.  If anyone knows of an easier way, please say.

This is based on Crystal 10.  It always helps to give your Crystal version - 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11 or whatever.  Methods sometimes change between versions, and higher versions have extra options.


yinyang Madawc Williams (East Anglia, UK).  Using Crystal 10 & 11.5 with Windows XP yinyang  

RE: Chart Year over Year Comparison

You need to create two formulas:



Add {@month} as your first "on change of" field, and {@year} as your second. Add the usual summary field.

You should be limiting to the two fiscal years in your record selection formula.


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