Finding a Used Object

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Using Crystal XI

In a report I created a couple of weeks ago I created and used a parameter.  Now I realize I didn't really need it and decided to remove it.  I deleted it off the report and took it's reference from the Record Selection Formula.  However Crystal still has it checked meaning it's used somewhere (in a formula, since I'm positive it's not on the report) and won't let me delete it until I remove all references to it.

So, how does one find an object that Crystal Reports says is being used?
Question by:Clif
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    Expert Comment

    Review all formulae,  check conditional formatting / suppression formulae as well.  I don't think there's a way of finding without looking manually.  Hope I'm wrong, but don't think I am.
    LVL 100

    Expert Comment

    Try this

    Right click the parameter in the field explorer

    Another way is to export the report to REPORT DEFINITION FORMAT
    Open the file in WordPad and search for it.

    LVL 11

    Author Comment

    There is no option "FIND IN FORMULAS" to click.
    LVL 100

    Accepted Solution

    You must have an earlier version.

    Can you export to Report Definition Format?

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    Author Closing Comment

    That did it.  I was able to track it down through the definition file.


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