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Crystal Reports 10 String to Date Problem

Posted on 2004-09-13
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I have a report that I created from a Faircom database using an ODBC data source. The field I pulled from the database was a date field, but Crystal sees it as just plain text. Since Crystal doesn't see it as a date or time field, then I don't have the date/time formatting options for the field. In order to get Crystal to see it as a date, I have to parse the data then convert it to a date using VB. Since I'm only a novice at VB (can understand most code, can modify existing code, but not yet confident enough to write my own) I need help trying to get this to work. Right now the data on the report looks like "YYYY MM DD", with out the quotes, I want it to look like "MM/DD/YYYY". Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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try this in a Crystal formula

Date(left({DateField},4), mid({DateField},5,2), Right({DateField},2))
Place the formula on the report and format it as you wish.

You can do it in a similarmanner in VB

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Should have solved it.

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I'm sure the above answer would have worked, but I solved the problem myself with just a simple "cdate" function. Sorry "mlmcc" for the late response, but I haven't gotten any feedback on this question in a long time, and since I solved the problem months ago I had forgotten about it.
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No problem.

Glad i could help

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