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rename data in crystal reports

Posted on 2009-04-07
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This is quite a basic question so i'm sorry, i know how to do this in basic but my programming isn't brilliant beyond that.

I have a field Project Type {ProjectIMAPIView.Field37166}

which is either Highly Probable, Probable, Prospect or Business Development

The report that I am creating sorts by this field in the order as above. I would also like to display which record belongs to which group but would prefer for the words to be abbreviated

Highly Probable = HB
Probable = PR
Prospect = PS
Business Development = BD

How can I do this?

Thanks Ed.
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peter57r earned 500 total points
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You just need a formula field which derives the abbreviation and add it to your detail line.

If {ProjectIMAPIView.Field37166}= "Highly Probable" then
"HP"
else if {ProjectIMAPIView.Field37166}= "Probable" then
"PR"
else if {ProjectIMAPIView.Field37166}= "Prospect" then
"PS"
else if {ProjectIMAPIView.Field37166}= "Business Development" then
"BD"
else
"N/A"


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by:edmacey
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Brilliant, thank you, I tried something like that but couldn't get it to work, I feel slightly like a numskull. Ed.
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