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Reports - Set Conditional format on subreport

Posted on 2014-02-11
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I have a report with Main/Subreports - the main Report displays the current Invoice#,

I want to highlight the same number row data on the subform.

see attached.
ScreenShotC Formating
I tried setting the conditional formatting on the fields of the continuous form.

but it does not make any difference - What am I doing wrong.
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Question by:Karen Schaefer
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by:Eric Sherman
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1.) Open your sub report in design view.
2.) Then enter your Conditional Formatting Rule displayed above for each field ...  

Creation Date
Vendor
Invoice Date
Invoice #


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by:Karen Schaefer
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Did that - not displaying correctly.

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by:Eric Sherman
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Post a sample of your db.  It worked in the application here that I tested with.  Should be something pretty simple ... could spend hours guessing at it.

In my sample db I formatted the font color to red in the detail rows of the sub-report based on the employee id 1111111 on the main report and it worked.

 
TestReport


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by:Karen Schaefer
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Ok if I change the font color it seems to work, but I want to change the background color to a light grey, so when printed in black and white it is still highlighted.

any ideas why it does not display the back ground color.
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It could be one of several issues ... kind of hard to guess with all the property settings in Access.  Can you just load up a sample db with your report in it.  

In my sample changing the background color also works ... see below.  I changed the Font as well as the back color of the controls in the detail section of the report.

Test Report 2

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by:Karen Schaefer
ID: 39854980
thanks for your input, time prevents me from researching this issue further - I have to deliver what I have.
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