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SP 22 formula issue when export to Excel


After updating to SP22, formulas not working for excel export anymore.

I have a report that loads without viewer and print data to an excel file (Just data in xlsx). I have one "Show String" formula on a field.

The simple code i use:

Dim crReportDocument As New crExportToExcel

crReportDocument.ExportToDisk(ExportFormatType.ExcelWorkbook, SaveFileDialog1.FileName)

And the formula for the Textfield StatusID:

if {Gauges.StatusID} = "-6" then

Formula = "Calibrate"

end if

This formula has worked fine until SP22. The field does not format the string. And the result is now "-6" in the excel file.

I have tried to make a new report, typed the formula in VB and Crystal. Tried to save the file in both xlsx and XLs, but the result is the same, no string formatting

Can I do it in any other way to get export to print the correct string value?

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    Mar 19, 2018 at 03:04 PM

    What DB driver are you using, ODBC or OLE dB? Try the other one, could be the Client is now converting the field type.

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  • Jan 12, 2018 at 03:38 PM

    In Design mode, look at where the "-6" is showing up on the report. Is the object on the report the field or the formula?

    Is {Guages.StatusID} as string field or a number field in the database? If it's a number, try comparing it to -6 without the quotes.


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  • Jan 15, 2018 at 09:39 AM


    Thanks for your answer!

    The object is an ordinary field that i draged from the field Explorer and then format in the "FormatEditor". I click the "Show String" button and write the formula. The databasefield is string so the "-6" is text not a number. I succeded with an ugly workaround, i use a table and copys my data to it and formats the field in that way and use the table as datasource . But thats not the way i want to do it especially when it has been working for the last 2 years. :(


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