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October

How Do I Create a Banded Cross Tab in Crystal Reports 2008?

Last week a client asked "How do I create a banded effect on a cross-tab, in Crystal Reports 2008, to make the data easier to read?"

The solution to this is to use conditional formatting and the crosstab function CurrentRowIndex:

  1. Create the cross-tab

  2. Right click on the Row Heading Label

  3. Select the Format field menu option

  4. In the Format Editor dialog box, click on the Border Tab

  5. Press the Conditional Format button [x+2] button for the Color - Backgroud option

  6. In the Formula Workshop enter the following formula:

    if Remainder(CurrentRowIndex,2) =0 then 
    Color (189,234 , 149)
    else
    crNoColor

  7. Press the [Save & Close] button

  8. Press the OK button of the Format Editor dialog box

  9. Repeat steps 3 - 8, for the Summarised Area and Row Heading Total fields


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