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Syntax to display value string with brackets for negative values

I have a report designed in Crystal based on a Business View.

The report is a cross tab where I need to show some cells as percentages and some as values.

To achieve this I have used a display string to convert the values to text, and add a % onto those cells where it is required. This was a recommendation from this forum.

It runs fine in the designer, but when running fthe report rom in the CMS or on Infoview, the number formats are different (show as - not brackets for negatives and show with decimal places).

I haven't been able to find out why Enterprise is changing the display, so I am hoping someone here can help with the string syntax required to show the values correctly.

The report contains 4 cross tabs and 2 subreports, with 4 cross tabs each....

Any assistance much appreciated!

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    Posted on Apr 24, 2011 at 05:54 AM

    Hi Julie,

    The formatting is likely due to differences between your default and the BOE Local settings.

    Can you paste in what the data looks like and what formula you are using as well as what you are seeing on both OS's?

    Thank you


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    • Hi Julie,

      If you are using BOE then you likely have a support contract? I suggest you create a case in SMP and have a rep go over this issue. It may be something in the Universe that is being over written in BOE. It could even be a bug in which case they can either track it or help you install a patch that may resolve the issue.

      Try setting the default viewer to one of the other ones to see if it's viewer related.

      Thank you


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