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Hour 17. Using Formulas and Custom Funct... > Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal...

Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax

In previous hours, the Crystal syntax was used for all formulas. However, formulas in Crystal Reports can be created, edited, and modified using one of two languages. The Crystal syntax is the most commonly used language, but the Basic syntax is also available.

Both languages are equal in their functionality—meaning that if something was added to Crystal syntax, it was also added to Basic. The reason for having a choice is for the report designer's comfort—a designer can use whichever language he is more comfortable with.


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