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Crystol Reports Selection Formula

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I want to set the data selection criteria in VB (ie not within Crystol Reports). The following code gives an "Error in formula" message:

Report1.SelectionFormula = "[ContactRef]='Client'"

Can you help please.
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The syntax for Selectionformula is {tablename.field}='value', in your case you use the wrong bracket type around the table.field clause. If you are not sure about the syntax try using Crystal report and edit the formula in the Record Selection formula Editor. You will be able to check the syntax at once by the Check button. When you are finished you just cut and paste to vb, replace the value by a dynamic value.
The code would look something like this:
Report1.SelectionFormula = "{tablename.field}='" szVariable & "'"
Hope this would help.
ncw

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I have cut and pasted your code into the program, replacing your text as follows:

Report1.SelectionFormula = "{Contacts.ContactRef}='"Client"'"

but this gives the 'Expected end of statement' message.

I've tried altering the combination of " and ' without success.

Should this code form part of a query SQL?

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ncw

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Yes, i've got that to work now, thank you.

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