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Date Picker Crystal Reports

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Hi,

I am trying to create a field parameter in my Crystal Reports which will prompt the user to select dates within a date range. I then want the rest of the report to only show data that was added during those dates.

I have tried to do this but it is not filtering the data. Can anyone help? I don't get any error messages. But I just need to know the basics of creating this parameter.

Thanks
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go to Field Explorer.
go to Parameter Fields
Right click.

new..
give it a name
STARTDATE
make it data type - DATE in the drop down box.
Choose 'OK'

Repeat, but call this Parameter Field - ENDDATE

now go to REport, Select Expert
NEW.
Choose your 'datefield'
now choose 'is between' from the drop down box

and then choose
{?STARTDATE}  and {?ENDDATE}

Then refresh your report.

Thats the basics of it, and will do what you asked !

Hope it helps!
Kj



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by:peter57r
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As above with one added comment..
You must make sure the parameter datatype is correctly specified - if your database field is Date datatype then the parameter must also be so; if the database field is datetime datatype then the parameter must also be so.
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by:kingjely
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Hi Mr Peter!!
I though I mentioned that !?

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give it a name
STARTDATE
make it data type - DATE in the drop down box   <=========

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by:kingjely
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Or you mean it could be Date time? maybe ? Okay ;)
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by:Dan560
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Thanks, my date parameter is in the following format - 04/11/2010 07:09:50
Will this work? Or do I need to create a formula to change the format?

Also if I open the report in crystal reports viewer will the user also get prompted for the date range options?
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by:Dan560
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Not date parameter... I meant that is the way the date is displayed within my table!
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by:kingjely
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You mean your date filed is - 04/11/2010 07:09:50
Yea that will be fine,

when you refresh, you will be prompted for the 2 parameters you created,
{?STARTDATE} and {?ENDDATE} that you have appended to 'Yourdatetimefield'

As you selected in the select expert, 'Is Between' {?STARTDATE} and {?ENDDATE} then, whatever data falls with in the date range your users select when they are prompeted, these are the records that will be returned..

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by:kingjely
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..   YourDateField' in your table ..  Yes :)
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by:peter57r
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Based on your example data then your parameter MUST be a datetime parameter NOT a Date parameter.
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by:Dan560
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Thanks I really appreicate the help.

Unfortunately it is not displaying any data.

In the record select statement I get an error saying "a date-time is required here".. so I'm thinking it must be the date format?



startdate.png
enddate.png
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It's working! Thanks
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