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Crystal Reports - Combining a two Number Field to display or to make "one field"

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I have a crystal report for which I want to combine two "number" type fields into one.
The first field is the account field and the second field is the sub accont field, I want to make these into one field and also to be able to use selection criteria and to be able to group based on this new field.

The account field is something like say for Cash 1010
The sub account field would be something like say 100

I want this new field to give me something like 1010-100
and after created to be able to group by this and select certain combinations etc...
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You can create a formula to combine them:

//@AccountCombination
totext({table.account},0,"") & "-" & totext({table.subaccount},0,"")

This assumes that the account and sub account are already the number of digits that they need to be.
If you need them to be in this format XXXX-XXX, you can alter the formula to this:

totext({table.account},"0000") & "-" & totext({table.subaccount},"000")

You can group on this formula, so that covers that.
As far as selection criteria, you can reference the formula and apply critieria to it, but performance will be affected as that criteria will not be passed down to the database and will be filtered on the client machine.  It will still work, but could cause your report to be slower.
I would recommend that you either filter for the account and sub account seperately, or you create a SQL Command to join the fields together for selection criteria purposes.
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WORKED PERFECTLY - THANKS
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