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VBA Conditional Formatting of a Field

Hello -

I have a query that returns all orders.  I run a report off that query that has an AuthString MEMO field.  I only want the AuthString field in the report to be visible and change the font to red when a certain condition is met.  

the valid authstring field looks like this (do not display on report):
"Auth: 00456, Transaction: 12345, 1: This transaction has been approved.; avs: Y; cvv: M"

The invalid data in the authstring field looks like this (display on report and turn RED):
Auth: , Transaction: , 1: There was a problem with this transaction.; avs: n; cvv: n
(notice no auth # or transaction # and the message is completely different)

When the report opens and shows ALL orders, for the invalid data I want to be able to display the whole AuthString field  WHERE LIKE "*There was a problem with this transaction*" and change the color of the text to red.  

ELSE

do not display the AuthString field

Thanks for the help

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dbeller
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harfangCommented:
Hello dbeller

Select the textbox and choose "conditional formatting" from the menu. Use "Expression" and type:

    [AuthString] Like '*problem*'

Then, format in red and you are done.

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harfangCommented:
No, wait, you don't want the field at all when there is no problem? Then it's not conditional formatting, but conditional hiding (unless the default font is white on white, of course).
Which is it?
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