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January

How Do I Add Text Summary and/orGroup Name Fields without Losing the Drill Down Functionality in Crystal Reports

I have had a number of customers ask me about how they can retain the drill down functionality, when the Group Name fields and/or Summary fields are added to some text, in various versions of Crystal Reports.

Normally when a summary and/or group name field is added to a report, the designer usually uses a text object to enclose some sort of label with the fields.

In adding the summary and/or group name fields to text objects, it disables the drill down functionality of these fields.

Solution:

The only way to add text to the summary and/or group name field is to create a formula, which adds the required text to the summary and/or group name fields.

When this formula field is added to the report, it still has the drill down functionality.


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