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# calculate for the past rolling 6 months

Posted on 2002-04-05
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How to work out for the fomula to capture for the past 6 rolling months
if only the current month and current year
as the input parameter ???

For example :-
current year -> 2002  and current month -> april
the past rolling months
will be from year 2001 -Nov, Dec , till
year 2002 - jan, feb,Mar and April
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If you create a Formula Field and expand the Date/Time and Date Range selections, you will see a large list of Functions you can use to manipulate dates.  Crystal Help will give you more info about how to use each one.  One function that may assist you is the DateAdd Function.  For your use, it might look like this, to subtract 6 months from the current date:

You can also extract the Month from the Date with the Month() or MonthName() Functions.  Let me know if you need further information.

Good Luck.
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I can't find this function in Seagate Crystal ver7.0
Is there any other method to perform the same function as 'DateAdd' function
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As best I can tell CR 7.0 doesn't include the DateAdd function.

You may have to do something like

if (month = "january") then
startmonth = "August"
startyear = year-1
elseif

etc

endif

mlmcc
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Hi,

I have tended to use SQL to grab this data and build auxilary reporting tables ...

Regards
David
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Thank you for returning and finalizing this.
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