You can use flavours to change the look of a field or combo box based on a condition. Each field has a default flavour , but you can add new ones and assign a condition to them. For each flavour you can define a font, border, color and all the set of properties of the field.
We deliver an example in the file which has a field with 2 flavours:
This report creates an output like this:
the amount field will get a red color if the value is over 1000. In order to achieve this, the process has been:
- Select the amount field and from the main menu execute create a new
Once the flavour has been added, you can select it from the "Flavour" combobox (see below). The initial name of the new flavour will be New_<timestamp>.
- The flavours section of the field properties has 3 entries:
- The combobox "Flavour" is used to select the current flavour you are working on.
- The "Name" entry, is the name of the current flavour. Use the entry to change the name of the flavour.
- The "Condition" field, is a XPath condition which defines when the
flavour should be used. You should have one flavour without a
condition, which will be the default one. If you have more than 1
flavour without condition, they will be ignored, since only the
default flavour may have an empty condition.
In this example we have defined a new flavour called "Over1000" and we have set the condition to be "/Order/OrderDetail/ListOfItemDetail/ItemDetail/PricingDetail/TotalValue/MonetaryValue > 1000 ". The font color of the flavour has been set to red.