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I am creating a basic report in Crystal Reports v11.  I am not sure how I can edit the row and column names in the report.  Attached are 2 screenshots of the design and preview tabs.  Thanks for any feedback on this.
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In cross tabs you generally don't edit the names.  
You can however display the SUMMARIZED FIELD LABELS
Those can be edited.

Right click the cross tab
Click SUMMARIZED FIELD LABELS
Choose to show the SUMMARIZED FIELD LABELS

You can control whether they are on the rows or columns in the same way just choose to summarize horizontally or vertically

Why do you want to change the labels?

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by:fjkaykr11
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@mlmcc thanks for the reply.  When I am looking at the results in the Preview tab the column header names are blank. If I hover over the column header it will display the full table.column name. I was hoping I could get add in an alias name to be displayed in the header.
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Can you upload the report file.  There should be a default name in the column.  

When you built the cross tab did you put a field in the columns block?

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I uploaded the report. Thanks
report2.pdf
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I need the rpt file so I can see how the cross tab is built

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i uploaded the .rpt file.  Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks again
Report2.rpt
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You can't change the names of the fields you put in the column but you can add the column headings as I stated above and set those to whatever you want.

Do you want the S that is shown to mean something else?

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Thanks for getting back to me. I wasn't looking to change the meaning, just the names of the columns that are displayed in the final report (like an alias label), if it can't be done, then that is ok.
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In the example you show S.  Is that what you want to replace?

If so you could use the display string feature available when you format the field

Right click the heading
Click FORMAT FIELD
Click the COMMON TAB
Click the formula button by DISPLAY STRING
Enter a formula like

if CurrentFieldValue = 'S' then
    'Ships'
Else if CurrentFieldValue = 'T' then
    'Tanks'
Else if ETC

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That's what I needed.   Thanks very much
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