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    Conditional number formatting

    Is there a way to change the number format in a report based off of the value of another field in the report? Specifically, I have a report where two of the fields are [units] and [quantity]. I am wanting the [quantity] field format to have no decimal places if the [unit] is "pounds". In all other cases ([unit] does not equal "pounds") I want the [quantity] field number format to have 2 decimal places. I have looked at conditional formatting, but that appears to only work for changing colors. Thanks for any help!

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    Can do an expression in textbox:

    =Format([quantity], IIf([unit]="pounds", "0", "0.00"))
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    Thanks for the reply. I am a novice. Where in the text box to you put the expression? I tried putting it in the Format section of the properties sheet for the [Quantity] text box contol and Access converted what I typed to "=For"m"at(["q"ua"n"tit"y"], IIF([u"n"it]=pounds, 0, 0.00))".

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    In the Control Source property.
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    Thanks again for the reply. The control source for the Quantity text box refers to the [Quantity] field of the data base that is the report's Record Source. When I try to add the expression to the control source property for the Quantity text box I get an error. If I make the expression the only thing in the control source property for the Quantity text box the report shows #Type! in the Quantity field. What am I doing wrong?

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    The expression must be the only thing in the Control Source property. The textbox name must not be Quantity or that will cause a circular reference. Use something like tbxQty.

    Is the Unit field a text type? Is it storing the actual text "pounds" or an ID for a lookup table record?
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    Changed the name of the Quantity text box solved the issue. Thank you for the help!!!!!!!!!!

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