Can a Field Grow Horizontally?

I am writing a Crystal Report using the VS.NET 2005 embedded version, trying to make a field that can grow horizontally. I have a numeric % value for each record, and want to display visually the value in horizontal bar chart fashion. I want to have a blank text field with red background, and set the width of the field using a formula based on the % value. Or, create an invisible string of X's whose length is the % value, and allow the field to grow wider. Is either of these methods possible?
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ast2550Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I can imagine that you could trick it up to work, but it isn't very pretty or configurable.

If you have finite choices for variations of bar length (say 0-10), then you could create 10 text objects, for example, with a background color to show each a portion of the line.  So, if you wanted to show 3, then you'd make the first three text objects visible by your criteria(each of which are only 1/10 of the total space)
[ ][ ][ ] for 3/10
So, the suppress formula for the the other seven bars would make them not visable.
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frodomanCommented:
No, Crystal will only grow fields vertically, not horizontally.  This is because a report itself can grow vertically by adding pages but cannot grow horizontally.

Why not just use a chart to display the data?  Otherwise, you can accomplish this using a vertical approach instead but not horizontal.

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frodomanCommented:
Interesting idea - that might work as long as you can come up with a finite limit.

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ast2550Commented:
Any update?
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