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Hi Experts,

My problem is over a simple feature, this is embarassing to even seek help for...

I'm using Crystal Reports 8.5 on W2K OS.  When I conditionally format a text box background to silver, the entire text box background becomes black, even if the condition is not met!!!  I'm using Basic Syntax and the formula in the condition is:

If {ado.x} <> {ado.y} Then
    Formula = 1 'True    
Else
    Formula = 0 'False
End if

FYI:  Both {ado.x} and {ado.y} are not null fields.

Looking forward to your replies! Thanks!
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Question by:MariaHalt
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You should be returning the color

If {ado.x} <> {ado.y} Then
    Formula = crSilver'True    
Else
    Formula = crWhite 'False
End if

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by:MariaHalt
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Really?  I didn't think to specify the color in the Formula since I had already chosen the color from the combo box.  I thought I was just looking for a True or False to the condition:  If true use chosen color, if false use default color.  Anyway, it works.  Thank you.
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by:mlmcc
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I hope I got the colors names close.

Glad I could help

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by:pchak
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I was happy to see the color issue, but how does that apply to label suppression.
I'd like to suppress some fields/labels based on the parameter.

If the region is "RMAP", suppress the label.

dim sTrue as boolean
if {?sRegion} = "RMAP" then
sTrue =true
else
sTrue =false
end if
formula = sTrue

What's wrong?
thanks,
pchak
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by:mlmcc
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It is customary to ask your own questions.

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