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I have a data report that contains L_Name, F_Name, and M_Name and to conserve space I am trying to figure out how to combine these fields so 1 field will contain all three names as "Doe, John Q."  

I tried the method I would use in access, using the "=[L_Name]+....." in my field box method, but that didn't work.  Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:TinLemon
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by:JoaTex
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Hi

Use Crystal report and add a Formula Field Like:
{L_Name}+","+{F_Name}+{M_Name}

Jo
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by:vincentregent
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try like this
for example, if you got 3 variables like LName, FName and MName, just combine them like this:

LName & FName & MName

If you want space between these you can do like this:

LName & vbTab & FName & vbTab & MName

'Or Like this:

LName & Space$(2) & FName & Space$(2)& MName

'if you want more space between them, change the two in
'a higher number

'It doesnt matter how you want to use it:

'a few examples:

'Putting it in a textbox:

Text1.Text = LName & Space$(2) & FName & Space$(2)& MName

'adding it to a list or datareport:

List1.additem LName & Space$(2) & FName & Space$(2)& MName

'Making a label:

Label1.Caption = LName & Space$(2) & FName & Space$(2)& MName

and so on


I hope this is usefull for you

Greetings,

Vincent







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by:TinLemon
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Vince, I think we are heading down the right path.  

The problem I've been having is still occuring.  I am using a DataEnvironment named ABC.  I am binding the data at design time through the properties menu of each Data Report text box.  When I place "LName & FName & MName" (or any of the other variations you presented to me) in the DataField property it says that "DataField ABC.LName & FName & MName cannot be found"

Thoughts?

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