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## Using Case function to determine the color of a field

• #### 1.  Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-27-2017 15:58
I can't seem to get this formula working, I want if the the [Days Till Due] is greater then zero there is no change. If it is -1 or -2 then it is yellow and if it is -3 then it is red

`Case([Days Till Due], [Days Till Due] <= -3, "<div style=\"color:black; background-color:Red;\">&[Days Till Due]&</div>",   [Days Till Due] >= -2 and [Days Till Due] < 0,"<div style=\"background-color:Yellow;\">&[Days Till Due]&</div>", "")`

• #### 2.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-27-2017 18:03
What type of field is "Days Till Due"?

• #### 3.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-27-2017 18:05
It is a numeric calculation

• #### 4.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-28-2017 05:51
Just a little syntax error.
Case([Field],

Try this:

Case([Days Till Due],
-3, "<div style=\"color:black; background-color:Red;\">&[Days Till Due]&</div>",
-2, "<div style=\"background-color:Yellow;\">&[Days Till Due]&</div>",
-1, "<div style=\"background-color:Yellow;\">&[Days Till Due]&</div>", "")

• #### 5.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-28-2017 12:42
It partially worked in that the color did appear correctly when the due date was -1, I would like it so anything -3 or less would appear in red. So the -5 seen in the picture would appear in red, also with the numbers showing

• #### 6.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-28-2017 12:46
Try this:
`if(  [Days Till Due] <= -3, "<div style=\"color:black; background-color:Red;\">"&[Days Till Due]&"</div>",   [Days Till Due] >= -2 and [Days Till Due] < 0,"<div style=\"background-color:Yellow;\">"&[Days Till Due]&"</div>",  "")`

• #### 7.  RE: Using Case function to determine the color of a field

Posted 06-28-2017 12:48
This worked! Thank you!