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Chapter 13. Using Formulas and Custom Fu... > Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal...

Choosing a Formula Language: Crystal Versus Basic Syntax

In previous chapters, 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 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 you're given a choice is for your comfort—you can use whichever language you are more comfortable with using.


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