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Crystal Reports Line Break

Posted on 2005-05-10
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I setup a web app using VB.NET and ASP.NET to auto generate a PDF file using crystal reports. This works exactly as intended except for in some places I have to have a line break (<br />) for display purposes but Crystal isn't doing a line break and instead prints the HTML out in the form. Is/Are there a special character(s) that symbolize a line break in data that Crystal recognizes? I'm getting the <br /> by replacing any instances of System.Environment.NewLine with it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Question by:goconcepts
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mlmcc earned 1400 total points
ID: 13977596
Check the interpretation set for the field.

Open Crystal
Select the field
Right Click and select FORMAT
There is an option on one of the tabs (don't have Crystal here)
   that allows you to interpret the field as RF or HTML.  Select HTML.

You may also need to use <br/>


Author Comment

ID: 13978117
That gave me a good place to look but unfortunately the only options available are RTF or None and None was selected. I tried switching to RTF just to see what would happen and it didn't work either (figured it wouldn't though).

I'm using VS.NET 2003 and Crystal Reports 9 (the integrated one).

Author Comment

ID: 13978332
I found HTML text but it is inside the Format Editor so it looks like I have to do it in some form of code. But I'm a new CR developer so I don't know how to use this syntax. Any help? The fields are varchar if that helps.

Author Comment

ID: 13981737
OK, I figured that out. Thanks for the help!!!!
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Expert Comment

ID: 13981823
Glad i could help


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