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Change heading inside a subreport when the subreport returns now rows.

Posted on 2011-02-14
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Hi my background is as a developer in PeopleSoft apps. I am fairly new to Crystal reports (using version 9) since I would normally write an SQR. However, Crystal is a very capable tool andI have an opportunity to use it more - so I want to. So far though I am finding very limited online resource for syntax help etc (happy to receive site or book recommendations!).

Anyway, to my current problem. I have a subreport which uses a formula for a  heading . The formula is based on a simple count of rows - like this.

IF Count(queryname) > 0 Then
"heading text" + Clientnamefromquery
Else
"Alternative heading text"

When there are rows, the formula works. When there are no rows it seems Crystal doesn't even get to the formula, so is there a better way to display the "Alternative heading text"?

Thanks in advance!
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Place each heading in its own textbox.
Use a conditional suppression formula to suppress each one ..

The conditional suppression formula for the 'There is data' heading would be..

IsNull({table.field})

where table.field is any data field that will be displayed if there is data to be printed.

For the 'No data' heading you use a conditonal suppression formula of
Not Isnull({table.field})

You can position one textbox on top of the other to get the heading in the same place each time.

The Conditional suppression formulas are entered in the X+2 button against the Suppress option in the Format Field dialog for each textbox. (and just to emphasise... these are 'when to suppress' formulas, not 'when to display')
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by:simonpaul64
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Yep - that's exactly what I wanted - and thanks for the emphasis on the suppression side - makes perfect sense.
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