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Evaluate Group Summaries against each other in Crystal Reports

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I have a report with summaries on a group.  I cannot figure out how I can evaluate the group summaries against each other.  Specifically, I have two values in each row, 'dollar amount' and 'year'.  In my group header/footer I have a sum total of 'dollar amount' grouped under each 'year'.  So I can have a total for 2012 and a total for 2013.  I can even do a grand total for 2012 and 2013 together, but how do I create a calculation where I get the difference of 2013 minus 2012?
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I can think of 2 methods.

1.  Use variables to save the summary values then calculate the difference.

2.  Create 2 formulas
LastYear
If Year({DateFIeld}) = Year(Currentdate) - 1 then
    {AmountField}

ThisYear
If Year({DateFIeld}) = Year(CurrentDate) then
   {AmountField}

Those formulas can be summarized anywhere to get the totals for LastYar and ThisYear and then a difference can be calculated

Sum({@ThisYear}) - Sum({@LastYear})

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Now why didn't I think of that?!  Very nice.  Thanks.
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