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Color coding a field rather than the entire record in a report.

  • 1.  Color coding a field rather than the entire record in a report.

    Posted 7 days ago

    I have a date field [Date_Action1_Complete]  and a text field [Action1_Description}. When the action is completed, the user enters the date completed in the [Date_Action1_Complete] field. There may be 20 or 30 of these data-action field pairs.

     

    I am trying to create a report that highlights those date fields that are null so they are easy to identify. For example, if [Date_Action1_Complete] is empty, the [Date_Action1_Complete] field will have a yellow background color.

     

    Thanks in advance,

     

    Ron McLemore

     



  • 2.  RE: Color coding a field rather than the entire record in a report.

    Posted 7 days ago
    I presume that you are aware that you can have form rules to make the date field required if action has been entered ( and vice versa).

    I don't believe that here us a native way to highlight cells like that on a report.  I think your best option would be to create 20 icons to flag pairs which need attention. 

    Handy icons are here
    https://login.quickbase.com/db/bcgnn27bx?a=q&qid=1000039

    For example,
    IF(trim([acton 1])<>"" and IsNull([date 1]),
    "<img src=
    https://images.quickbase.com/si/16/204-warning.png>")


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  • 3.  RE: Color coding a field rather than the entire record in a report.

    Posted 7 days ago
    I have done this by creating a rich text formula field.  I created a new field "Billable..."  I have the field "Billable".  This has a value of Yes or No.  If yes I want the color to be green, if no red.

    This is the formula I am using

    Case([Billable], "Yes", "<div style=\"color:white; background-color:#27AE60;\"> Yes</div>",
    "No","<div style=\"background-color:#FF6666;\">No</div>",
    "Medium", "<div style=\"background-color:#FF9999;\"> Medium</div>",
    "Low","<div style=\"background-color:#FFCCCC;\"> Low</div>", "")

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