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1839791 - Command object field within text object of Crystal Report is being replaced with another field


  • Command object field within text object randomly replaced with another field after saving the report
  • The format text dialog of the text object has "Can grow" box disabled 


Crystal Reports 2011

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create Command object report
  2. Add some fields to the report
  3. Copy one of the field headings to another section of the report
  4. Double-click to edit it
  5. Drag and drop a field to the text object
  6. Save the report
  7. Reopen the report and it may show incorrect field


Field Heading is not a simple Text object with field name, it is an object linked to the original field - if you remove the field, then the heading will be removed automatically. It is better be used for the main purpose only - field heading. 


Use Text object (not Field Heading object) to edit text and insert fields.


KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Problem


Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011