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1702382 - Date format changed in bar chart when the color highlight applied in Crystal Reports


The date formatting on a chart x-axis is replaced by another formatting type when color highlighting is applied to the chart or removed from the chart.


Crystal Reports 2011

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a Date axis bar chart with a date object on the x-axis
  2. Change the sort order of the Order Date field to Ascending Order and 'For each month'
  3. Change the X axis date format to 'MMM-YY'
  4. Add Color-Highlighting and see how the date format is lost whenever the highlighting applies to the chart.



The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01428734


This issue has been addressed by BI 4 Feature Pack 3

For the Date axis in a bar chart, the setting "Scales in Group (X) Axis" will be reverted to the default setting after color highlighting is added to the chart or removed from it. However, users can reformat the Scales Group(X) Axis again.


Date format changed, date format changed to default format, date format changed after color highlighting, Bar chart, Crystal Reports. , KBA , BI-RA-CR-DSL , Crystal Reports on C++ Data Semantic Layer (ClassicUniverse) , Bug Filed


SAP Crystal Reports 2011