Solved

Crystal Report - Chnage date field separators

Posted on 2011-03-16
8
702 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hopefully this is an easy question.  I have a string field which contains a date field.  The date is formatted as MM-DD-YY and I wish to change that to MM/DD/YY.  How can I do this?
thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mbroad02
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:LeDaouk
ID: 35149016
fomat field -> custum style: customise : Date Tab and change seperators
0
 

Author Comment

by:mbroad02
ID: 35149128
Sorry but that won't work as this is a TEXT field containing this date.  that's what I meant by STRING field.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:LeDaouk
ID: 35149218
so make a formula and use the functions right and left to manage this issue
0
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:mbroad02
ID: 35149232
I need specific details and syntax how-to.  thank you
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:LeDaouk
ID: 35149268
create a formula:
left(x,2) +"/" + Mid (x, 2,2 )Right (x,2 )
where x is the value you are managing
0
 
LVL 101

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 500 total points
ID: 35149655
Try this

Replace({DateFieldString},'-','/')

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:James0628
ID: 35154742
If this is related to your previous question about pulling the dates out of a string and reformatting them (and assuming that you don't need the dates in both MM/DD/YY _and_ MM-DD-YY format), then you could just replace the "-"s in your formula with "/"s.  For example, change

          displayField3 := DateParts[1] & '-' & DateParts[2] & '-' & Right(DateParts[3],2)
  to
          displayField3 := DateParts[1] & '/' & DateParts[2] & '/' & Right(DateParts[3],2)


 James
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mbroad02
ID: 35215226
Simple and effective.  thank you
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hot fix for .Net Crystal Reports 10.2.3600.0 to fix problems with sub reports running on 64 bit operating systems ISSUE: Reports which contain subreports fail with error "Missing Parameter Value" DEPLOYMENT SERVER OS: Windows 2008 with 64 bi…
Hello everyone, Hope you find this as helpful as we did. We have on the company I work for an application built in Delphi V with Crystal Reports 8. We all know that Crystal & Delphi can be temperamental sometimes and the worst thing is, nearly…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question