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Infoview Only - I'm running a report that builds a date field from a string and fails on the first line of the following formula.
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//DRPT
StringVar YY;
StringVar MM;
StringVar DD;
StringVar DOLR;
YY:=Left(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC}),4);
MM:=Mid(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC}), 5,2);
DD:=Right(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC}),2);
DOLR:= DD & "/" & MM & "/" & YY;
CDate(DOLR);
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When running the report through Crystal Reports XI; there are no issues.

Any ideas?
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by:mlmcc
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If the date field is a string, why are you converting to a string?

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by:ansvarit
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mlmcc;

I'm taking a field from our database that is a string date; 20090101
I'm breaking up the string; and then rebuilding to format in Australia date format.
Then the string is converted to a date variable for display only. CDate ()

Essentially; the error on Infoview is coming back before reading any data, and is even erroring on the commented field //DRPT
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Have you tried the formula like this


YY:=Left({CMHR.DATRPC},4);
MM:=Mid({CMHR.DATRPC}, 5,2);
DD:=Right({CMHR.DATRPC},2);

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by:ansvarit
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Apologies; upon double checking. The original field is a NUMBER field not a string. Thus the transformation to a STRING via the TOTEXT function.

mlmcc - When changing I get an error 'A String Is Required Here'.
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Then the field isn't a text/string but a number

Since the default for ToText is to add 2 decimals and commas try it this way
20090101 converts to this string  20,090,101.00
The commas and decimal places cause the trouble

YY:=Left(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC},0,''),4);
MM:=Mid(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC},0,''), 5,2);
DD:=Right(ToText({CMHR.DATRPC},0,''),2);

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mlmcc - You're a gem. Issue resolved.
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