View Selection formula doesn't work

Posted on 2000-05-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I have a view that need to show all documents which Requested Date/Creation Date exceeds/equals to 60 days old compared to the current system date.

Here is my formula:
SELECT (form="Travel Request") & Status="Approved" & (@Today - @Date(TR_Date)) >= 60

However, it doesn't work at all.
I have a few documents which TR_Date is "02/05/2000", and yet they are showed in the view as well.

Is that anything wrong in my formula?

Thanks a lot!
Question by:kspuea
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Expert Comment

ID: 2786101

Have you tried to compose your view formula in another way? I mean, why not do the counting in the form (in a hidden field) and then use that value in the view? For me it has worked just fine. What you need though is a scheduled agent that "changes" your field containing @Today formula.

Best regards,

Mira Å.

Author Comment

ID: 2786759
Thanks, makerman.
But what I need is just to compare today's date with a Date field in the document. I don't want to change the field value.

Accepted Solution

Simon_Hendry earned 80 total points
ID: 2786988
(@Today - @Date(TR_Date)) will return the number of seconds between the two dates your need to use

(form="Travel Request") & Status="Approved" & (@Today - @Date(TR_Date)) >= 5184000

Expert Comment

ID: 2786998
Just to add to this though... Using @Today in your view selection formula means that your view index has to be calculated every single time you access the view ... You will probably notice that the "View Refresh Required" marker is always on for this view.. In a small database this is probably not a problem but if this database grows to any substantial size then opening the view is going to be very slow and the server update task is going to be doing alot of work....

A better solution to this is to create an agent that runs once nightly that checks the documents in the database that have (form="Travel Request") & Status="Approved"  and checks whether they are older than 60 days , if they are then it marks them with a field value ( say InView="Yes"  for example) .. Then set your view formula to be

(form="Travel Request") & Status="Approved" & Inview="Yes"

That way your view index will be static and your server will have to do much less work !!!

Author Comment

ID: 2787676
Thanks a lot, Simon!!
That solved my problem now.

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