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Manual Bookmark and/or Group

I have had a situation several times now that I have never found a solution to. Having found this group I am hoping one of you might have encountered this scenario before, and have some suggestions.

I have a report for a customer that includes various pieces of information from tickets to projects to sales to invoicing data. Each subset of data is actually a different subreport.

I want to be able to group the information by responsible department. For example Support would own the ticket data, accounting would own the invoicing data, etc.  The goal of the grouping is ONLY so that there can be the ability to a) reduce the group if you don't wish to see it or b) jump to the group via the bookmark if that is your specific area of interest.

Since this owner information isn't in the actual data set I was wondering if anyone had a way they might suggest I do this? Again, at this time all of the data elements are actually being presented as subreports, however I could potentially change this if that is the answer.

I have already tried passing the variable from the subreport, but since the value isn't available to the main report until after the subreport displays is isn't effective and isn't usable in grouping

Any thoughts?

Crystal version is 11.5

Thanks in advance!

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    Jan 14, 2015 at 02:48 AM

    Are you willing to deliver the final result as a PDF export?  One of the 3rd-party Crystal Reports desktop schedulers listed at allows you to generate bookmarks according to Crystal formulas placed anywhere on the report (or on subreports).  The same tool also allows you to embed report output within a hosting PDF acting as a container, allowing multi-level drill-downs within the pdf.

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