# How to dispay -ve numbers in red color

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I have a numeric field. I want to display all -ve numbers of that field in red color. How can I do so?
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Ⲇanom the ultimate (Dan Diebolt), Champion

• 30,434 Points I assume by "-ve" you are referring to negative numbers. This is an uncommon shorthand in the US.

You would use a row colorization formula in the report:

If( [field] < 0, "red")
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But I don't want to color the entire row as I have several other numeric fields that may also contain negative number. I only want to color the  negative values. Is that possible?

Ⲇanom the ultimate (Dan Diebolt), Champion

• 30,434 Points Use a text formula field with some HTML allowed and a formula such as this:

If( [field] < 0,
"<span style='background-color: #EA3C53'>" & ToText([field]) & "</span>",
[field]
)
• 702 Points It works perfect to me, the only you need is to transform the last field in text :

If( [field] < 0,
"<span style='background-color: #EA3C53'>" & ToText([field]) & "</span>",
ToText ([field])
)

Thanks.
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Text formula field wouldn't help as I need to summarize the field for reporting.

Ⲇanom the ultimate (Dan Diebolt), Champion

• 30,434 Points Summarize on the original numeric field not the formula.
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Then within the summery report is it possible to show the negative numbers in red some how?
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Using the IF statement doesn't seem to work, as the number (difference) is showing as a positive number. How can I get 8-5 to equal -3 instead of 3?