crystal reports text input from user

Posted on 2014-02-27
Last Modified: 2014-02-28
Can I setup a way for the user to type in text and it looks at a field, if their text is found then it outputs any instance of that text.

For instance:  They type in tops and it looks at porOrder.stockcode and returns

55 tops
tops 34
Question by:TomBalla
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mlmcc earned 250 total points
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Yes.  You can setup a report filter based on a parameter.

Create a parameter
  Name - StockCode
   Data type - string

In the record selection
"*" & {?StockCode} & "*" LIKE {porOrder.stockcode}

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James0628 earned 250 total points
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I think you got the test backwards.

{porOrder.stockcode} LIKE "*" & {?StockCode} & "*"

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FWIW, if your db is case sensitive and you need the test to ignore the case, like you want "tops" to match things like "STOPS" and "55 Tops", you could change the test to something like:

UpperCase ({porOrder.stockcode}) LIKE "*" & UpperCase ({?StockCode}) & "*"


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