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Display Parameter in Crystal Reports Graph?

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I have a CR that uses a date parameter.  The report also has a chart in it.  When the user runs the report he enters a date range.  

Is there a way for me to display the date range as a sub-title on the chart?  

In the past I was able to display the date range parameter values in the report name field by using a formula like:

if HasLowerBound({?DateParam}) and HasUpperBound ({?DateParam}) then "Date Range:" +

Totext(Minimum ({?DateParam}), "MMM-dd-yyyy") + " thru " + Totext(Maximum ({?DateParam}), "MMM-dd-yyyy") else
 if HasLowerBound ({?DateParam}) then "Date Range: After " + ToText (Minimum({?DateParam}), "MMM-dd-yyyy")
else "Date Range: Before " + Totext(Maximum({?DateParam}), "MMM-dd-yyyy")

But if I enter in the chart subtitle something like @DisplayDateParam  all it does is displays exactly what I typed.

Is there any way to do this in a chart?
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by:mlmcc
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What version of Crystal?

I don't think that is possible.

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by:ITworks
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2008

So in the meantime, I tried to create a subreport and I'm not getting the results I want.

My data is a list of non-conformances.  Each non-conformance (NC) has a type, which is like a category.  I may have hundreds of NC's but there are only 20 different types.

I want the user to select which types he wants to report on.  That I have accomplished through a parameter.

But I also somewhere on the page with the chart to show which Types were chosen.

There is only one table used in this report.

I created a dynamic parameter called "type"

My sub-report displays only the field called "type".  I have Suppressed all blank sections.

I added the sub-report to my main report and have the Field(s) to link set to ?Type, The Subreport parameter field to use is set to ?Pm-?Type and the Select data in subreport based on field is checked and set to NC.type

When I run the report it is displaying a list of types, one for each NC I have.
NC-Issues.rpt
Selected-NC-Types.rpt
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Try this for your Display Type formula

Join({?Type},chr(13))

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Perfect.   Thanks!
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