How to highlight data only if it meets criteria comparing against the rest of the data.
Posted on 2013-02-06
Hi Experts, I have a complicated issue.
I need to highlight rows of data if it meets a set of criteria. It is simple to highlight the row if it meets 3 sets criteria E.g. If column1=”Dog”, Column2=”Claws” and Column3=”Hungry” then highlight row. That is easy to do, however what I want to do is look at the rest of the rows of data for that day and see if Column2 and Column3 also appear but with a different column1. This is very confusing to explain. I will use false data but hopefully you will see what I am trying to do. Say I have a pet cage and I don't mind all (column1) dogs, cats, bear’s etc mixing in that same cage. However if there are more than two types of column1 plus Column2=”Claws” and column3=”Hungry” then I want those rows highlighted so I don’t put them in the same cage. That is only if the column1 types are different. If for example there are 3 rows with dogs and they all have “Claws” and are “Hungry” they don’t need to be highlighted. Not a very good example but best I could come up with to explain my problem. Is there a way to do this using custom code? I have studied programming but not for 10 years, so I know the concepts but I am very rusty. I guess I just need a little guidance I how I might go about doing this. If It can't be done then I would like to know this as well. Many thanks for your help. One more thing, I can only do the programming in the Report. I cannot setup procedures or anything directly to the Database. This needs to be done via the custom code in the report as we use a ODBC connection.