DSum Multiple Conditions

Posted on 2005-02-24
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Last Modified: 2008-01-16

I have a control on a report looking up the total of hours for the month from the time table.  I cannot add this table/query of the table into the main underlying query of the report because there wouldn't be a valid join.  

I need the sum of the Hours between to two dates.  The dates are parameters of the report.

My DSum works if I use one condition but I'm have #Error messages in the control for multiple conditions or if I use the between statement.  

[Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]
e.g., 01/31/05

[Enter Ending Date for Prior Month]
e.g., 12/31/04

I want the range that is >[Enter Ending Date for Prior Month] and <=[Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]

The only formula I have working at present is:
=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate]<=[Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]")

The other formulas I'm working on that do not work are:
=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate]>[Enter Ending Date for Prior Month] And [WorkDate]<=[Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]")
=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate] Between ([Enter Ending Date for Prior Month]+1) And [Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]")

I have even tried the work around based on three controls.  One that would calculate the grand total through [Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period] and then one calculating through [Enter Ending Date for Prior Month] separately.  The difference between these two calculations would yield the result I need.  HOWEVER...the DSum expression for the prior period isn't working either.  

=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate]<=[Enter Ending Date for Prior Month]")

Going to continue to play with the expressions.  I would pressume this ought to be able to work in a single DSum, but if it takes three controls ... fine by me.  I'm interested in the results however I get there.


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Author Comment

ID: 13398608
These items are in the Report Footer section.

Once I put a control in the header for the SECOND DATE prompt, the individual formulas worked.  The FIRST DATE prompt already had a reference in the header of the report.

Right now I'm getting accurate results using the 3 separate field method.  Will be testing the multiple conditions now.


Author Comment

ID: 13398731
With the multiple conditions...

This produces expected results:
DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate]>[Enter Ending Date for Prior Month] And [WorkDate]<=[Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]")

This produces results but the amount is wrong:
=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate] Between ([Enter Ending Date for Prior Month]+1) And [Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period]")

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Gustav Brock earned 1000 total points
ID: 13403684
You might try this as your input are strings:

=DSum("[HoursWorked]","Time Billed","[WorkDate]>DateValue([Enter Ending Date for Prior Month]) And [WorkDate]<=DateValue([Enter Ending Month Date for WIP Period])")

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by:Gustav Brock
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