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I have a report where I have data grouped and, as each group comes up, it starts a new page. I have created a Variable for color formatting and formula for changing the color for each line on the report.
My problem is with the new page. It resets the color formatting and I don't know how to correct it. Here are my formula's, other than the "New Page Before" setting in the Section Expert for the Group:

Shared Variable:
    shared numbervar iCount := iCount +1;

Color Formula:
   shared numbervar iCount;
    if iCount mod 1 = 0 then
      Color (221,227,228)
    else
      crNoColor

This work fine if I "don't" use the  "New Page Before" setting in the Group Section but simple colors all the details on one page and no color on the other if I do use the setting.
I need it to alternate the color for each detail line on each page if that makes sense.

Let me know.

Thanks,
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Question by:nathra
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by:mlmcc
ID: 39245612
Where are the formulas?

What formula is in the group header?

If you want every other line you really need to mod by 2 not 1


   shared numbervar iCount;
    if iCount mod 2 = 0 then
      Color (221,227,228)
    else
      crNoColor

mlmcc
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by:nathra
ID: 39245637
The "New Page Before" is checked in the "Group Header" section
The "Shared Variable" field is setting in the "Page Header" section which is suppressed.
The "Color Formula" is in the formula editor of the "Color" tab in the "Details" Section.

No problem changing the "Color" formula to reflect a "mod 2".

Does this information help?
All I want is a color change on every other line for each new page. :)
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by:mlmcc
ID: 39245675
Is each line a record?
If so then just use the RecordNumber


    if RecordNumber mod 2 = 0 then
      Color (221,227,228)
    else
      crNoColor

mlmcc
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by:nathra
ID: 39245701
That works with one exception. It does reset the coloring. IE.. If the last line on a particular page "No Color" then the next page starts with a colored line.

Not a big deal just curious if there is a way to reset the alternating color to start again for each page?
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mlmcc earned 2000 total points
ID: 39245802
Put this in a formula in the page header

shared numbervar iCount :=  0;

Change the color formula to


   shared numbervar iCount;
    iCount := iCount + 1;
    if iCount mod 2 = 0 then
      Color (221,227,228)
    else
      crNoColor

mlmcc
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by:nathra
ID: 39246075
Excellent, as always! Thanks for the help!!
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