Crystal MUltiple If statements

i am trying to build dynamic grouping in my report using a parameter passed from my vb.net program.  
I can not get a multi line if statement to woek in my formula.  My formula is a follows.
if   {?Group1}  = "STAFF"    then      {CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP} ;
 if  {?Group1}   = "TYPE"     then    {CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE} ;
 if   {?Group1}  = "SUBTYPE"  then      {CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_SUBTYPE} ;
 if   {?Group1}  = "SSNO"     then     {CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO};
the above 4 LINES compile compiles ok but does not work.   if i only use one line like below it works.
 if   {?Group1}  = "STAFF" then      {CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP};
If i try to use else statements i get syntax errors.
if   {?Group1}  = "STAFF"    then      {CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP} else  
 if  {?Group1}   = "TYPE"     then    {CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE} else
 if   {?Group1}  = "SUBTYPE"  then      {CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_SUBTYPE} ELSE
 if   {?Group1}  = "SSNO"     then     {CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO};
i get a syntax error on the the third if stating a number is required here.

Can anyone help with the correct syntax to build a dynamic group in my report.
thanks
ron
   
PSERSAsked:
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PSERSConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE} was deffined as small integer all the other fields were definded as varchar. I converted the CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE}
 to string and all is now working.

Thanks you so much.  I have been working on this for 2 days.  
This contact can now be close and i would like to give you double points if i could.

thanks again
ron
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peter57rCommented:
Use a select case to make this easy:


select {?Group1}
case "STAFF":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP}
case "TYPE":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE}
Case "SUBTYPE":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_SUBTYPE}
Case "SSNO":
 {CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO}
default:
{CASEHISTORY.  some other field};

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PSERSAuthor Commented:
I copied your code and added a valid field for the default and i get an error when i try to syntax check .  the error i get is "A number is required here"
 select {?Group1}
case "STAFF":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP}
case "TYPE":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE}
------------------------------------------> from this point down is highlited blue and here is where i get the error
Case "SUBTYPE":
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_SUBTYPE}
Case "SSNO":
 {CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO}
default:
{CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO};

thanks ron
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PSERSAuthor Commented:
Additional information.

I am using vb.net 2003 to design the report. NOT the full blown crystal developer.

thanks

ron
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peter57rConnect With a Mentor Commented:
All the possible outputs from the formula field must be the same data type.
If they are not already the same then you have to convert them to be so.
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mlmccCommented:
For what it is worth, you could also do this with the If-then-else
You still need to convert the integer to a string


if   {?Group1}  = "STAFF"    then
     {CASEHISTORY.CTH_STAFF_RESP} ;
else if  {?Group1}   = "TYPE"     then
     cstr({CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_TYPE},0) ;
else if   {?Group1}  = "SUBTYPE"  then
     {CASEHISTORY.CTH_CASE_SUBTYPE} ;
else if   {?Group1}  = "SSNO"     then
     {CASEHISTORY.CTH_SSNO};

mlmcc
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