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Crystal Reports How to utilize Current Date

Posted on 2011-09-20
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I am trying to schedule a report that will extract data based upon a date parameter.  I would like the report to get the current date and use it for the run-date parameter.  How is this done?  I am using Crystal Reports 10
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by:peter57r
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Set the record selection formula to something like..

{table.Datefieldname}=Currentdate

There can be lots of issues with dates; if this doesn't work as you expect we shall need to know the database type and  the field datatype to get further.
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DO you mean to use the current dat as the default value?

How are you running the report?

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by:mbroad02
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I am going to set the report up as a scheduled report, so I want the date in the record, which is a datetime to select based on current date (I guess I need to trim the record datetime field so that it doe not try to compare the datetime to the current date (remove time).
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by:mbroad02
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Don't know if I was clear in last post:  I wish to select data records matching data-records date to Currentdate.

The data-record date is actually a datetime field.  Therefore I would probably have to trim off the time and just make it a date field...
Hope that is clearer!
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Then use a selection rule of..

{table.Datefieldname}>=Currentdate and {table.Datefieldname}<Currentdate +1
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Once I pared my datetime field to date only, the above worked just fine.

Thanks very much!
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