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Create a user defined Sort Order in Crystal Reports 11

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I am trying to create a sort order by financial week numbers (April - March) starting with 14 and ending with 13 e.g. 14, 15, 16 ... 52..1, 2, ...13. Can anyone suggest how to create a sort order by this sequence of numbers?

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DGI
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You could group by the week number then use a specified sort where you specify the order.

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I actually would recommend that you sort or group on the date of the week, if that is available, but display the week number on the report itself, instead of the date.  This would give you the correct order and the correct display.  I don't think specified order sorting would work in this scenario as every week you are going to start with a different week number as your first week.  It is also a pain to set up for 52 weeks.
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Maybe a bad assumption on my part.  I thought he had the week number available and this was basically a fiscal year type report that wouldn't change the start and end date.

Also I wasn't sure if the date was avaialble.  If it is then by all means use it since that will always sort correctly and is much easier to setup.

Another idea that just occurred to me is use a formula like this as the sort key.  Again show the rela field.

If ({FinancialWeek} <= 13) then
   {FinancialWeek} + 52
else
   {FinancialWeek}

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