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# date Range parameter in Crystal

Posted on 2006-06-08
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Hi All,   need help quick.

First I have a Date Range Parameter in my crystal report.   I use this parameter to determine if the Hours fall with in the date range.      Now I need to add a column that is Previous month.   Since this field is not actually a DATE field I can not use it in the DATEADD function.   So I stripped the field to a text field to give me the StartDate in a field Called StartDate.   This is a Formula field and Not defined as a DATE field.   So I can not use the StartDate in the DATEADD function to get the previous month.

So basically what I need is the the Previous month Range based on the parameter entered for the Date Range.   The parameter entered is always a single month.

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Question by:Inframap

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wykabryan earned 240 total points
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if it is always just one month the follow should work

date(cstr(minimum({?Parameter Daterange})))

Then another formula you are going to find the start of the new month and year
if month({@startdate}) = 1
then date(year({@startdate})-1,12,1)
else date(year({@startdate}),month({@startdate}),1)

I would then compare month and year of this formula to your record selection.
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bdreed35 earned 260 total points
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You will need to open up your selection criteria to allow that data to be returned:

{table.date} in dateadd("m",-1,minimum({?Date Range})-day(minimum({?Date Range}))+1) to maximum({?Date Range})

This calculates back to the first day of the month prior to the start parameter date through to the end parameter date.
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