Changing background color of a cell (Field) - Crystal Report

Hi,

I have two columns:

Column_Value            Column_Display
          1                                  W
          2                                  W
                                              Y
                                              Y

Whenever the value of the column "Column_Display" = "Y" then i want to display the background color of the "Column_Value" cell in "Yellow" color otherwise in "White" color.

Note that for the column "Column_Display" there may or may not be a corresponding value existing in "Column_Value". Can you please provide me the steps to do this task ?

Thanks
milani_lucieAsked:
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mlmccConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can try

If IsNull({ColumnField}) OR {ColumnField} = "" then
   '  '
Else
   {ColumnFIeld}

FOrthe formatting to work you hav eto get the field to put something in the field.  Null or empty string won't trigger the formatting

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AshokConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try

Step #1 : Right-click on the field Column_Value and select Format Field.
Step #2 : Click on the "Font" tab.
Step #3 : Click on the "x-2" (formula) button next to BackgroundColor.
Step #4 : Use the following fomula: if Column_Display = "Y" then crYellow else crWhite
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mlmccCommented:
Try this

Assumes this is the details so the values are in the same record.

Right click the field
Click FORMAT FIELD
Click the BORDER tab
Click the formula button to the right of BACKGROUND

If {Column_DisplayField} = 'Y' then
    crYellow
Else
    crWhite

mlmcc
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
I have tried in that way. But it is not working as expected.

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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Background color is not working for rows 3 and 4.

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mlmccCommented:
Is the field NULL?
If so you will have to use a formula for the field so the report puts something there

Something like


If IsNull({ColumnField}) then
   ' '
Else
   {ColumnFIeld}

mlmcc
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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
Its EMPTY string in both the rows which is coming from the database.

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milani_lucieAuthor Commented:
For Column_Value - Thanks
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