Archive for February, 2020

“New Page After” on group 2 orphans group footer 1

Tuesday 18 February 2020 @ 8:24 am

If you have two group levels and you put a “New Page After” on Group Footer 2, you will find that Group Footer 1 gets orphaned onto it’s own page. To fix this put a “New Page After” on Group Footer 1. Then instead of putting the same check mark into Group Footer 2 you use the following condition on the “New Page After” property:

{Group1.DatabaseField} = Next ({Group1.DatabaseField})

Of course you use your own database field from Group 1 in the formula. This prevents Group 2 from doing a page break on the last record of the group. On that record the next value for Group 1 is different, so the page break is handled by Group 1.

The humble beginning

Monday 10 February 2020 @ 5:56 pm

I now have a copy of the very first version of Crystal Reports – still in the box with shrinkwrap. I had never even seen this version before. This original version of Crystal Reports was released in 1991.  I didn’t even hear about Crystal till 1994.  I did collect all the versions from 3 on but never ran across v1 or v2.  So it was a nice surprise when Dan Smith of Crystal Certified Solutions in Buffalo sent me a copy.  Thanks, Dan.


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