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Format Date in Crystal Enterprise Filename?

Posted on 2008-11-20
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I'm trying to use Crystal Enterprise to pull data from a secured database, format it into a CSV file, and then FTP it to a server for a separate program to pick up and run with.  However, the filename needs to be in a certain format:

"Appointments DDMMYY.csv"

I know that to get a date in the filename, I'd need to use something like this:

"Appointments %SI_STARTTIME%.%EXT%"

However, the date isn't in the correct format.  Is there a way to custom format the date or is there an option I'm missing?
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by:MIKE
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What backend are you using? SQL Server?

If so, I'd take this process "outside" of Crystal and use SQL Query and SQLCMD to handle the entire process....

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by:sizemorew
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I WISH it was SQL Server, but it's actually Impac.  It's a database for patient data.
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by:son_knee
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I have also got the same problem in Business Objects XIR2.

I have tried using To_Text(Date(%SI_STARTTIME%,"yyyyMMdd")) to change the format of the variable,
the result I get is  To_Text(Date(2008-12-16-16-32-22,"yyyyMMdd")).


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I ended up creating a batch file for archival purposes which renames the file and adds the date.
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