filter and TdateTime Field

hi
how can i made filter on TdateTime Field ?
(i tried to enter to the Filter property MYDateTime='01/01/90' but Delphi does not except it )
10x in advance
asi
asiAsked:
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michaueConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What did you mean it did not except it
     - did you get an error message
     - did it just not filter anything
     - didn't you get any records back at all

     Things to check
     - is your filtered property set to true
     - if you filtered during run-time is your syntax correct for example

       table1.filter := 'DATE_OF_BIRTH = ''12/30/74''';
       table1.filtered := True;

       You need all the extra ' (whatever you call them, sorry my home language is
       not english)

     Hope it works
     Have fun
     Elfrieda :)
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interCommented:
Hi,
Did you set the FilterOptions to [foCaseInsensitive]? Other solution is to write OnFilterRecord procedure which you can control record filtering in a dynamic way.
Or you may use a querry of type
SELECT * FROM MYTABLE WHERE MYDATETIME = '01/01/90'
Regards, Igor
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asiAuthor Commented:
its not working , igor

(and the other options is not relevant ...

10x anyway
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michaueCommented:
What did you mean it did not except it
- did you get an error message
- did it just not filter anything
- didn't you get any records back at all

Things to check
- is your filtered property set to true
- if you filtered during run-time is your syntax correct for example

  table1.filter := 'DATE_OF_BIRTH = ''12/30/74''';
  table1.filtered := True;

  You need all the extra ' (whatever you call them, sorry my home language is not english)

Hope it works
Have fun
Elfrieda :)
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asiAuthor Commented:
i did exectly like u told me and i got an err '12/30/74' is not an valid date
can u send me an samll example
b_asi@inter.net.il
10x


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michaueCommented:
Ok, then we're making progress...

You'll now have to put some dummy code into your program to see how your date and time is set up.

Set up some code behind a button or something to store the current date in your database field and then go into your database desktop to see the format.  You need to have the format correct to get the procedure to work properly

etc.  <your date field in your table> := Date;

Otherwise you can add a record manually through the database desktop to hold the current date (derived from Date) in the field you want filtered and build up the filter string as follows :

 table1.filter := 'DATE_OF_BIRTH = ''' + DateToStr(Date) + '''';
 table1.filtered := True;

Elfrieda :)

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asiAuthor Commented:
i tried all the options

   table1.filter := 'WeekStart = ''' + DateToStr(Date) + '''';    //25-June-98 is not a valid date
   Table1.filter:='WeekStart = ''' + '01/01/98' + ''''; // 01/01/98 is not a valid date

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michaueCommented:
- what kind of database are you working with
- how is your WeekStart declared in the table
- what component (eg TDBGrid) are you using to display the data currently

Elfrieda :)

PS : Mine is working (I wrote a small dummy application), so we will figure out your problem
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asiAuthor Commented:
hi
i use a local paradox database
WeekStart is declare as Type D - Date
i"m using Tdbgrid but this is not the problem as far as i understand (because of your remard i even remove the dbgrid control and stile the problem exist
10x
asi
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michaueCommented:
Ok,

If you program is not that bit, email me the whole project, and I'll have a look at it ...

elfrieda@ats.sani.org

Elfrieda :)
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michaueCommented:
If you don't want to send the whole program, we can think of something else, just let me know?

We'll sort this out for you ...

Elfrieda :)
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asiAuthor Commented:
Hi

First of all I want to thank u a lot 4 your kindness
I find the bug

In my computer windows definition the date format was
dd-mmm-yyyy
so I just change it to my format dd/mm/yy and all the problem fixed
(and since I type date as 01/01/90 the computer did not recived it)

10x again 4 your help

Asi
I'll give u anyway the pointes 4your help



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