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If statement with multiple then not working

Nov 21, 2016 at 10:36 PM


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I have an IF statement in Crystal syntax that currently works:

I want to add a second THEN to one of the conditional actions.

If this

then that

and that <--add this part

Following the Help documentation in the designer I changed the code to add the second action, but I get an error message:

This makes no sense, but I humor it anyway and get another error:

I'm at a loss. Any help would be appreciated.

Leslie Bryant


Umpqua Community College

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Leslie Bryant Nov 21, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Thanks, Brian. Did I misunderstand the help material?

Seems like it should work based on this but obviously it won't. I thought maybe I just missed something.


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Hi Leslie,

You're syntax is correct, your use of crRed isn't. That's a formatting function and won't work in a regular formula. You have to use it in a formatting formula.

Remove the crRed from the formula and go back to a single result.

On the report designer, right-click the formula on the report and select Format Field from the menu.

Open the Font tab and click the formula button beside the Color section.

Now you can do a formula like:

If {@myFormula} = "Over" Then crRed 
Else crBlack;

You can't format the color of a font in your original formula.



Thanks, Brian.

This makes sense. Thanks for your help.


Brian Dong Nov 21, 2016 at 10:57 PM

Hi Leslie,

You're trying to format the result to red if the it returns Over? Don't do it in the formula. Instead, right-click the formula in the report designer and go to Format Object and change the font colour to Red if the formula = "Over".

Basically, you're using the crRed function incorrectly.

Good luck,


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