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CR8.5 - Formula Field - How to Format in DSR to a Short Date?

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I am writing a DSR report that has a formula field in the Detail section.  This formula field is called @dteEnrolled and is referenced in the associated form where it is set to a field from the Access 2000 database.  The field in the database is set to a short date.  When the report prints it displays a date and 12:00:00AM as the time.

I have another formula field in the report called @DiaryDate.  I created another formula field called @dteDiary and edited this formula to use the Date({@DiaryDate}) and referenced @dteDiary in the form and this provides me with the correct formatting.

Is there a simpler way of doing this?  I have tried modifying the properties for @dteEnrolled but they seem to have no effect.

I am kinda committed to using formula fields in the DSR and referencing their values to database fields in the associated FORM.

Thanks and be blessed,
David
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I haven't done this with a dsr but in CR with the report file you can format the fields

Select the field
Right click on it
Select format
Select Custom
Set the format as you desire

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Thanks, mimcc, but as listed in my posted question I have already tried this without the desired changes.

Be blessed,
David
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When you tried changing the propeties was that on the field in the report or on the formula?

I change the date format all the time using the report field propeties and custom formats.  Are you sure what you have is a date field or is it a string that DATE() converts?

CR has the ability to convert date-time fields to date only fields.  Try this

Open the report
Click FILE --> REPORT OPTIONS
Set the convert date-time field to TO DATE

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If those ideas don't work what are the formulas?  Maybe they can be changed to get what you want.

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