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crystal reports xi formatting field question

Posted on 2008-06-19
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I have a field from my table that is a character field, which contains a date, in yyyymmdd format. I would like to read this field, and reformat it so it is in mm/dd/yyyy form. How can I do this and what steps would I need to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
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On Design mode, select the textbox where you've your data and on the Properties-DateOrder select the crMonthDayYear option.

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I need to do this within the report in crystal. wouldn't i have to build some sort of function along with the mid function?
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The solution I gave you is in Crystal Report. Go to your Cristal Report and on the Textbox where you put the data, change the propertie that I told you.

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I guess I'm not seeing that then.
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There could be more easier ways but try this: Create the following crystal formula:

cdate(left({yourdatefield},4)+','+{yourdatefield}[5 to 6]+','+right({yourdatefield},2))

Gary
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Create a New formula. give some name. in formula editor, paste the following code.
and change the [fieldname] to your actual field. save it. now u can change the date format.
because

Date (Left (fieldname,4), Mid(fieldname, 5 , 2), right(fieldname, 2))
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