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Setting up a date range parameter and displaying it in the report

In a recent report, I needed to return data based on a date range selected.  That's easy enought to put in... you just create a new Parameter field, set the type to "Date" and make sure the "Allow range vales" option i set to true.  With the parameter field created, you need to add a record select formula that reads like this...

(TABLENAME.DATEFIELD) = {?DateRange Parameter)

...and all the records returned will be in that date range.

I also needed to display that range value in the report, which took a little digging to figure out.  All you need to do is to create a Formula field with the following code:

WhilePrintingRecords;

DateTimeVar date1;
DateTimeVar date2;

date1:=Minimum({?
DateRange Parameter});
date2:=Maximum({?
DateRange Parameter});

totext(Date(date1)) + " and " + totext(Date(date2))

 Then all you need to do is slap that formula field somewhere on the report, and it will display the date range selected in the parameter.

 

Thanks for reading!  I hope you found this helpful!

Jason

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Comments

 

Scott said:

I know that this is a year old, but I found it very useful. I do have an update for the Formula, though:

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

WhilePrintingRecords;

DateTimeVar date1;

DateTimeVar date2;

date1:=Minimum({?DateRange Parameter});

date2:=Maximum({?DateRange Parameter});

IF totext(Date(date1)) = "" AND totext(Date(date2)) <> ""

THEN

   " Before " + totext(Date(date2))

ELSE IF totext(Date(date1)) <> "" AND totext(Date(date2)) = ""

THEN

   " After " + totext(Date(date1))

ELSE IF totext(Date(date1)) <> "" AND totext(Date(date2)) <> ""

THEN

   " Between " + totext(Date(date1)) + " AND " + totext(Date(date2))

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

This way, if your user selects no upper/lower bounds, the description will be accurate. Thanks again for your post. It was very useful!

Scott

June 28, 2012 3:28 PM
 

Robb said:

Yes, it was VERY helpful. It was exactly what I was looking for!

Thanks so much for posting it.

September 14, 2012 8:59 AM
 

'Jeda said:

very useful...thks

November 19, 2012 9:49 AM
 

mueli said:

Still helping here...

Nice post. Congrats.

February 26, 2013 12:05 PM
 

Mathieu said:

Thanks Scott!

March 14, 2013 1:33 PM
 

Greg said:

Thanks for Posting!  This was very helpful since Crystal Reports doesn't have anything in the help document about this scenario.

March 18, 2013 5:36 PM
 

Dan Shaw said:

Excellent!  Exactly what I needed.

Thanks so much.

April 17, 2013 2:11 PM
 

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Lloyd said:

thanks for info.

October 11, 2013 8:28 AM
 

Scott said:

Very helpful. thanks

January 28, 2014 10:51 PM

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