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Help with Suppressing a field

Help with Suppressing a field

Help with Suppressing a field

Using Crystal version CR Developer version RTM on a DB2 table

I really like how Crystal allow you to Suppress a file but sometimes I have difficulty getting the syntax correct. This is one of those times.

Have a report that prompts for ship to territories, it can also show all records by entering ALL in the prompt. What I want to do is when prompted for a ship to territory to suppress the field if the sales territory if different from the values entered in the prompt.

For example, at the prompt we will enter 193, 233, 234 (for the ship to territory) and the sales territory from some of the records could be 200. For the records that have a sales territory of 200, I want to hide a field. This is easily done using the formula “Not SalesTerritory in ?ShipToArea”

However, when I run the report for ALL, the field is suppressed (as sales <> ship) but I want to see the values when ran for ALL.

Please help with the proper syntax.


RE: Help with Suppressing a field

Hi Bennie

This should work:

CODE --> Conditional_Suppression_Formula

{?ShipToArea} <> 'All' and
Not {Table.SalesTerritory} in {?ShipToArea} 

Hope this helps.


RE: Help with Suppressing a field

You should not use suppression unless you need those other values in your report for some other reason. It just complicates other things—like creating summaries. I would just set up a record selection formula like this:

{?shiptoArea} <> ‘All’ and //or 0 if you convert to a number parameter
) or
{?ShipToArea}=‘All’ //or 0 if a number parameter


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