The following examples use the built-in Crystal Reports function "%" to calculate percentages:

Examples of straight percentage
//Calculate value x as a percentage of value y [(x/y) * 100]
x % y


25 % 5 = 500.00%
5 % 25 = 20.00%

//if {Gift.Amount1}= $50.00 and {Gift.Amount2}= $75.00
{Gift.Amount1} % {Gift.Amount2} = 66.67%


Example of a percentage increase of decrease
//Calculate a percentage increase or decrease z of x over y:
[(y-x)%y] = z


//if {Gift.Amount1} = $50.00 and {Gift.Amount2}= $100.00 , then
[({Gift.Amount2}-{Gift.Amount1}) % {Gift.Amount2}]  = 50.00%
Note: If the denominator may sometimes be zero (0), the report will stop running and show a divide by zero warning from Crystal Reports. If you want to avoid this type of problem, you can insert a conditional test. For example:

if {Total.Amount} = 0 then 0 else {Gift.Amount} % {Total.Amount}

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