Formula syntax issue with Crystal Reports XI

I'm using Crystal Reports XI, and am not able to come up with the proper syntax for a formula I need to complete a report.

I have a field called {hbs_jcjd.activity_no_} and a field called {hbs_jcjd.amount_}.   What I need is to have the amount displayed when the activity number is 99900.  When I've attempted the formula I end up with hundreds of thousands of records when I know there is only 18 for my particular parameters.  I remove the formula from the body of the report, hit refresh and I'm back down to 18.

My programming skills are next to zero, so I'm hoping this is a fairly simple formula that someone will be able to easily impart some wisdom upon me.

Thanks in advance,
Corrie
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mlmccCommented:
Where are you adding the formula?

What is the formula?

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CBanmanAuthor Commented:
I have added the formula into the Details section of the report.  The formula I started with was:

if {hbs_jcjd.activity_no_} = "99900"
then {hbs_jcjd.amount_}

Activity number 99900 is a total for all activity numbers, but when this formula is inserted into the Details it I get pages of 0's, and an exponential number of duplicate records.
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mlmccCommented:
Try this

In the detail sectioin put the {hbs_jcjd.amount_}
Right click the detail section
CLick SECTION EXPERT
Click the formula button next to SUPPRESS
{hbs_jcjd.activity_no_} <>  "99900"

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CBanmanAuthor Commented:
Do I need to have {hbs_jcjd.activity_no_} inserted anywhere in the report for this to work properly, or just have it suppressed in the Detail section?
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mlmccCommented:
You shouldn't.

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mlmccCommented:
Glad i could help

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