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Feb 05, 2014 at 08:27 PM

# How to look up values in a table/array in Crystal 2013?

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I'm a newbie with Crystal Reports, learning as I go along. I need help from the experts on how to look up values in a table and use them in Crystal Reports 2013. Here's what I'm trying to do.

We have a salary scale for employees, which scale is in a table. An employee's salary depends on the Step and Lane the employee is in. Across the top of the table (in columns) are Lanes I through V. Down the left side (in rows) are Steps 1 through 10. There is a salary amount in each cell. For example, if an employee is in Step 1, Lane I, the salary in the table for that is \$34,679. The next year, the employee automatically moves 1 Step, or to Step 2, Lane I (assumes there are no changes in lanes; just in steps) and gets the salary in the cell for Step 2, Lane I, or \$36,001. The table looks like this:

LANES

I II III IV V

STEPS

1 34,679 43,432 52,184 60,937 69,689

2 36,001 44,752 53,505 62,257 71,010

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

And so on, with salaries in each of the above cells.

I have a Crystal Report that pulls from our database the Employee Name, Current Step, Current Lane and Current salary, as follows:

Employee Name Step Lane Current Salary Next Year's Salary

John Smith 1 I \$34,679 \$36,001

What I'm trying to do is have Crystal see that John Smith is in Step 1, Lane 1, add 1 to the Step (so it's Step 2), and then go to the table and get the salary for Step 2, Lane 1 and put that salary in the column Next Year's Salary (in this case, \$36,001). Since the table is not in the data base, I know some how I need to get it into Crystal.

Can this be done in Crystal Reports 2013? If so, how do I do it?

Many thanks.

Mike