Solved

Difference between First and last record

Posted on 2008-06-25
13
970 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Could any one tell me how to find the difference between first and last record in crystal reports
0
Comment
Question by:P_Ramprathap
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 5
  • 3
13 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:analliah
ID: 21868585
what is the field type
0
 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 21869417
I assume you mean the difference between the value of a field in the first record and the same field in the last record.

Try this idea.  I assume it is a numeric field?
In the report header add a formula
Name - GetFirstValue
WhilePrintingRecords;
GLobal NumberVar FirstRecordValue := {YourFIeld};

In the report footer
WhilePrintingRecords;
GLobal NumberVar FirstRecordValue;
FirstRecordValue - {YourFIeld}

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 21869434
If you mean between the whole records then you would need to use a variable for each field and do the appropriate comparison in the report footer

mlmcc
0
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:P_Ramprathap
ID: 21871602
Hi mlmcc

 iam new to crystal reports , i got what your saying , but the think is how to i add a formula field in Header and footer , do we have formula field seprate for Header and footer , if so , could you please tell me how to do it .
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:analliah
ID: 21871633
Formulas are created the smae way regadless where they are being used.

just create 2 formula, first
Name - GetFirstValue
WhilePrintingRecords;
GLobal NumberVar FirstRecordValue := {YourFIeld};
 then
 second
WhilePrintingRecords;
GLobal NumberVar FirstRecordValue;
FirstRecordValue - {YourFIeld}


Now just drag your first formula and drop it in the header and the second formula in the footer...

How to create a formula?
 on your report field, left or right depends.. you should see formula in the tree...right click and choose new formula
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:P_Ramprathap
ID: 21871832
Do you mean , i drag the formula field into Header and hide it if i dont require to show it right ? am i correct
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:analliah
ID: 21874945
Yes
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:P_Ramprathap
ID: 21875464
Great , it worked thanks a lot
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:P_Ramprathap
ID: 21875826
How do i do the same if i nee to insert the section 2 into page header ?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:analliah
ID: 21877077
could you explain more about your situation.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:analliah
ID: 21877084
If you have a screen shot of your design view that would be great. or just attach your report and change the extension to .doc
0
 
LVL 100

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 500 total points
ID: 21879990
You can add a "second" report header section (if that is what you mean) by right clicking the report header in the left margin and clicking INSERT SECTION BELOW

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:P_Ramprathap
ID: 31470678
Thanks a lot , it worked
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top Performance It is complete, your masterpiece report.  Not only does it meet your customer’s expectations, it blows them out the water, all they want is beautifully summarised and displayed in a myriad of ways. …
Hello everyone, Hope you find this as helpful as we did. We have on the company I work for an application built in Delphi V with Crystal Reports 8. We all know that Crystal & Delphi can be temperamental sometimes and the worst thing is, nearly…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question