Special Fields in Crystal Report
It provides general information, such as Page Numbers, Print Date, and Report Comments, are located in the Special Fields list.
In the above crystal report, I tried to display most of the special fields that are commonly used in our real life:
There are various special fields which we can use for the following purpose:
Print Date: Print Date Field is used to include the current date when the report prints. This field can be placed in any section of your report, depending on how often you want it to print. The date can be changed in the Set Print Date and Time Dialog Box. I have located a print date fieldin the page header of the crystal report in the above figure.
Group Selection Formula: Group Selection Formula Field is used to insert a selected group into your report. (Use the Select Expert to create a group selection formula for your report.)
Record Selection Formula: Record Selection Formula Field is used to insert a selected record into your report. (Use the Select Expert to create a record selection formula for your report.)
File Creation Date: File Creation Date Field is used to include a field that displays the date when you created the report. I have located a File creation field in the report footer of the crystal report.
Record Number: Record Number Field is used to number each record printed in the Details section of your report.
Page Number: Page Number Field is used to insert a field that prints the current page number. These fields are most often placed in the Page Header or Page Footer sections. I have located a Page Number fieldin the report footer of the crystal report.
Group Number: Group Number Field is used to number each group in your report. You can place this field in either the Group Header or Group Footer section of your report. I have located a Group Number fieldin the group header section of the crystal report.