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Creating Advanced Record Selection Formulas

Although many filters are simple enough to be defined using the Select Expert, most real-world reports require editing the record selection formula itself. Being able to create advanced record selection formulas is one of the key skills you'll need to acquire to create effective reports. Before diving into the best practices for creating these formulas, let's do a quick review of what you've learned so far about record selections.

Record Selection Review

Record selections, or filters, are defined by a record selection formula built using the Crystal syntax of the Crystal Reports formula language. You can build a record selection formula using the Formula Editor by selecting the Report menu, Selection Formulas, Record. Another more simpler way to build record selections is to use the Select Expert accessed via the Experts toolbar. The Select Expert builds a record selection formula behind the scenes for you.


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