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# Alternating Colors on Groups Crystal Reports

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Hi All

I have a report that has 4 Groups and I would like to alternate same  colors on Group 3 and Group 4.

For example if the first color is blue then Group 3 and Group 4 would be blue for that record and the next record Group 3 and 4 would white and so on.

Is there a way this can be accomplished?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Question by:nobile00
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Expert Comment

ID: 34999143
Is this by record or for the group since a group can have more than 1 record.

mlmcc
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Author Comment

ID: 34999180
Groups so group 3 and 4 would be blue at 1st set of records then group 3 and 4 would have white for the second set of records and so I on hope that makes sense.  Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks
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Expert Comment

ID: 34999484
Basically you want

GH3 - BLUE
GH4
Details
Details
GF4
GH4
Details
Details
GF4
GF3
GH3 - WHITE
GH4
Details
Details
GF4
GH3 - BLUE  etc

mlmcc
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Author Comment

ID: 35000049
like this
GH3 - BLUE
GH4-Blue
GH3 - WHITE
GH4-White
GH3 - BLUE
GH4-Blue
GH3 - WHITE
GH4-White
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Accepted Solution

mlmcc earned 2000 total points
ID: 35000564
There is only 1 G4 for each G3?

GH3 - BLUE
GH4-Blue
GH4 - ???
GH4 - ???
GH3 - WHITE
GH4-White
GH3 - BLUE
GH4-Blue
GH3 - WHITE
GH4-White

If there is only one then try this idea
WhilePrintngRecords;
Global NumberVar GroupCount;
""

Add a formula to the GH3 background formula
WhilePrintngRecords;
Global NumberVar GroupCount;
GroupCount := GroupCount + 1
If GroupCount MOD 2 = 0 then
crBlue
Else
crWhite

GH4 formula
WhilePrintngRecords;
Global NumberVar GroupCount;
If GroupCount MOD 2 = 0 then
crBlue
Else
crWhite

mlmcc
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Author Comment

ID: 35001309

For the Group 3 Formula below I am getting an error from Crystal that this part of the formula doesn't appear to be part of the formula.
If GroupCount MOD 2 = 0 then
{@ICONTeal}
Else
crWhite

WhilePrintingRecords;
Global NumberVar GroupCount;
GroupCount := GroupCount + 1
If GroupCount MOD 2 = 0 then
{@ICONTeal}
Else
crWhite

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Expert Comment

ID: 35001456
Missing a ; after GroupCount + 1

WhilePrintingRecords;
Global NumberVar GroupCount;
GroupCount := GroupCount + 1;
If GroupCount MOD 2 = 0 then
{@ICONTeal}
Else
crWhite

mlmcc
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35087203
The formulas worked perfectly.

Thanks so much
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