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how to group in a crystal report based on formula using vb.net

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how to group in a crystal report based on formula using vb.net
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What do you mean?

Crystal can only base groups on Crystal formulas or database fields not anything from VB.Net

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Can you give code snippet for passing value for grouping.
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What kind of code?  What value are you passing?

What data do you have?

What are you trying to accomplish?

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Actually i want to pass a field name from vb.net to CR and grouping should be made based on it.
For Eg In case of SalesOrder Report, if i pass Deliverydate Or ItemCode grouping has to be done based on it.
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You can group on a formula but you will have to convert all fields to the same datatype most likely STRING or TEXT

If {?YourGroupParam} = 'DelveryDate' then
    CStr({DelveryDateField},'yyyy/mm/dd')
Else If {?YourGroupParam} = 'ItemCode' then
    {ItemCodeField}
Else etc

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Thanks.It is working.
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