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Report to display Current Month Data and Previous X Month's data.

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I am building some reports of data that is entered each month.  I need to generate reports that contain the data for this month as well as the previous X months.  I am having trouble with building the subtraction of these dates.  I have a form with 3 dropdown menus.  One for month (Jan, Feb, ...) one for Year (00, 01, 02,...), and one for Number of months (1, 2, ...).

How can I build a query off this so that when I select Feb 06 and previous 4 months a query gives me reports for:
Feb06
Jan06
Dec05
Nov05  

Is there a way to subtract dates?

Thanks!
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rockiroads earned 2000 total points
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You can make use of DateAdd

e.g
dateadd("m",-4,currdate)

"m" = months
-4 = back 4
currdate = based from this date

Now in your query, for your selected date that u want t check against, u can do a between
e.g.

where somedatefield between mydate and dateadd("m",-4,mydate)
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by:busbeead
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That is exactly what I was looking for.  I had been trying to build all these stupid tables to figure this out.  Thanks so much for such a quick solution!
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No probs!
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