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Is it possible to hide/show a picture using a global variable?

I am trying to use the code below for the picture suppression but it does not work.  I am getting "Formatting formulas must be print-time formulas."  Is there a way around this?

I am using a variable because the data is on a previous section which I am using to determine whether to Hide or Show the picture.
WhileReadingRecords;
global booleanvar bSuppress;
 
If bSuppress then
   True
Else
   False

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Yes it is but you have to set it during the WhilePrintingRecords pass..
Variable values are not retained during other passes.

Change the WholeReadingRecords to WhilePrintingRecords

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The picture is always shown even if it's not suppose to.
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What formula changes the alue of bSuppress?

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by:taylort2
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In a Formula field, I am using

WhileReadingRecords;
Global BooleanVar bSuppress;

If {field.value} = 0 then
   (bSuppress := True;)
Else
   (bSuppress:=False;)
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I fixed the problem.  Using WhilePrintingRecords; that you suggested, I also changed the Global to Shared and the code now works.

WhilePrintingRecords;
Shared BooleanVar bSuppress;

If {field.value} = 0 then
   (bSuppress := True;)
Else
   (bSuppress:=False;)


WhilePrintingRecords;
Shared BooleanVar bSuppress;
 
If bSuppress then
   True
Else
   False

Thanks for the Assist.
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Shared shouldn't matter since that is for sharing data with a subreport.  

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I am using Crystal Reports XI Release 2 SP5.

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