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I have a table in which I am writing a crystal report for.  Everything has been created in Crystal and this is the last step.  We have a field that gives a name which is linked in the table to a number.

The table would simply look like this:


Number|Name
1|     John
2|     Mike
3|     Bill
4|     Joe
5|     Bob
6|     Mike

In the Crystal Report only the Name field is showed in the details section.

Is there any way to have the text change to bold with asterisks if the name Mike comes up?

So it would look like this for example:

Joe
Bob
John
*Mike*

Additionally, is there any way to have a text box appear only next to the name Mike that would simply look like [!] for example.

Thank you for all your help,

Mike
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Are you literally talking about only the name Mike?  You show Mike twice in your "table" (as #2 and #6), so at first I thought that you were trying to highlight any name that was in the table more than once, but you didn't mention that.

 Assuming that you are just looking for "Mike", you could create a formula (in the Field Explorer) like the following to add the "*"s and "[!]", and put that formula on the report:

if {Name field} = "Mike" then
  "*" + {Name field} + "*   [!]"
else
  {Name field}

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 You could put the "[!]" in a separate text box, like you mentioned, but it's simpler to just add it to the name when you add the "*"s.  If you really want/need a separate text box for the "[!]", you could use logic similar to that above.  If you need help with that, let me know.

 To make that field bold, right-click on the field, select "Format Field", select the Font tab, click the formula (X+2) button beside Style and enter a formula like this:

if {Name field} = "Mike" then
  crBold
else
  crRegular

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 James
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by:Michael Graham
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Perfect! That worked! Thank you

Mike
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by:Michael Graham
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sorry I should have mentioned the second formula is the one I used...However I like the first formula and I think I will be using it for future reports.
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You're welcome.  Glad I could help.

 James
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