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How to convert a text field to date in crystal reports

Posted on 2008-10-09
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I have a field which is of type string and looks like:   20080115 (ie YYYY-mm-dd)

Is there an easier way to convert it to type date than the following formula?


Local StringVar DaypartTemp;
Local StringVar MonthpartTemp;
Local StringVar YearpartTemp;
Local NumberVar Daypart ;
Local NumberVar MonthPart;
Local NumberVar YearPart ;

DayParttemp := Right({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 2);
MonthParttemp := Mid({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 5,2);
YearParttemp := Left({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 4);

Daypart := ToNumber(DaypartTemp);
MonthPart := ToNumber(MonthpartTemp);
YearPart := ToNumber(YearpartTemp);

Date (YearPart,MonthPart,DayPart )



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Question by:BostonMA
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by:UnifiedIS
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You can just put it all together like this:
DATE(Left({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 4),
Mid({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 5,2), Right({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 2))
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Sorry, you'll still need to use "ToNumber":

DATE(ToNumber(Left({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 4)),
ToNumber(Mid({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 5,2)), ToNumber(Right({V_My_Portfolio_1.Manager Date From}, 2)))
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by:mlmcc
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As far as execution goes, they will be about the same.

mlmcc
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by:BostonMA
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Thanks.
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