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crystal parameter description into array rather than the parameter itself

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I have an array that is shown in the report header that shows the parameters selected.

The current array is as follows:

        stringVar array Sel_Dept := {?Department};
        numberVar Counter := 0;
        stringVar Dept_List := "";

        for Counter := 1 to UBound (Sel_Dept)
        do
        Dept_List := Dept_List & Sel_Dept [Counter] & chr (13);

        Dept_List

The issue is these parameters are name fields rather than the codes for the field.

e.g. code = 1 name = CORE

In an attempt to speed up the report, I have changed the parameter to use the code rather than the name and moved the name to the parameter description (but just show the description in the parameter list). Trouble is I don't know how to pass the parameter descriptions into an array rather than the parameters themselves.

Can anyone assist with this?

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:delkent
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by:peter57r
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The descriptions are only visible for the selection dialog.  You can't use them in the report.  If you want to 'decode' the parameter value you will need to create another formula field or a general function to do that.

From your problem description it looks like you could just set up an array of descriptions and use the Code to get each value.
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by:delkent
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Hi peter57r

Thanks. What you are saying makes sense as there is only 10 different departments

"From your problem description it looks like you could just set up an array of descriptions and use the Code to get each value."

How would I do that?
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Then assuming you have using numbers 1-10 as the paramater values
//department to display
stringvar depts:=["dept1", "dept2", "Dept3"] ;  //as many as you need.
 stringVar array Sel_Dept := {?Department};
        numberVar Counter := 0;
        stringVar Dept_List := "";

        for Counter := 1 to UBound (Sel_Dept)
        do
        Dept_List := Dept_List & depts[Sel_Dept [Counter]] & chr (13);

        Dept_List

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