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Posted - 01/18/2013 :  07:06:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a table displaying dates from 2 different datasets, this works great

but I need the backround of the columns to change depending on the date value. This is my query

=IIF(DateDiff("d", Lookup(Fields!BrigID.Value,Fields!BrigID.Value,Fields!flddDRIVTrainDate.Value, "Base1Shared"), Now())>1095,"Red","no color")

So if the date value is more than 3 years old from when the report is run the backround goes red and I know that one of the staff needs to complete a course.

The trouble is that this code works but also seems to remove the text colour as well

Any help would be greatful

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Posted - 01/18/2013 :  07:08:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Posted in the wrong forum

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Posted - 01/18/2013 :  07:19:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If the expression is on the BackgroundColor field, then the text color should not change. Could it be that it is not visible because it is immersed in red? You might try adding another expression to the Color field to change it from black to white/no color.
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