Crystal Reports: Cross-Tab Group Options > Use a Formula as Group Sort Order

I have a cross-tab report where each row is for one customer type.  However, I only want to look at two customer types.  Either dealer or not dealer.

I wrote to formulas:
Dealer
{CUST.CTYPE} = "D"

Direct
{CUST.CTYPE} <> "D"

I right click on Row #1 Name and choose Row Options > Group Options...
In Cross-Tab Group Options I check Use a Formula as Group Sort Order and click x+2.
In the Formula Workshop - Group Sort Order Formula box, I cannot figure out what to do with my formulas.

If I put them both in the edit box,
   {CUST.CTYPE} = "D"
   {CUST.CTYPE} <> "D"
I get this error:
   A constant expression is required here.

How do I actually place my formulas in the edit box.  I tried using the formula names as well.
   @Dealer
   @Direct
And got this error:
   The remaining text does not appear to be part of the formula.
 
cgettelAsked:
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mlmccConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No, you need to create a new report formula through the field explorer.

Then instead of using the the {CUST.CTYPE} field in the cross tab use the new formula.

Since you want just the 2 groups use this formula
If {CUST.CTYPE} = "D" then
   "Dealer"
Else
   "Direct"

mlmcc
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mlmccCommented:
The formula for Sort Order is looking to get crAscending, crDescending, crOriginalOrder to tell which sort order to use.

You could try using SPECIFIED ORDER but that would require you to specify the correct order.

You could add a formula like
If {CUST.CTYPE} = "D" then
    "Dealer - " & {CustomerNameField}
Else
    "Direct - " & {CustomerNameField}

You can then use the 2nd tab and use the CustomerNameField as what is displayed.

mlmcc

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cgettelAuthor Commented:
Ah, so I uncommented the crAscendingOrder that was already in the edit box when I pulled it up.

Then I added
If {CUST.CTYPE} = "D" then
   "Dealer - " & {Dealer Sales}
Else
   "Direct - " & {Direct Sales}

x+2 give this error:
   The remaining text does not appear to be part of the formula.

I'm going to lunch.  I'll check back in an hour.

thanks mlmcc.
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cgettelAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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