Date field conditional formatting?

I have a report based on a query in which has a date field.  If there is no date I would like the report to display 'None' in the date field.  How best to do this?  Not sure how to write a conditional rule expression if this is the way to go.

Thanks in advance...
zpotokAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

TonyRebaCommented:
Couldnt you just set 'none' as the fields default value?
0
als315Commented:
You can change field's value in query or in report from
MyDateField
to:
IIF(isnull(MyDateField),"None", MyDateFIeld)
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Helen FeddemaCommented:
Better wrap the field name with a Format expression, so you have String values for both cases of the Nz function.  You could do this in the report's record source query, which is easier to tweak until it comes out right.  Then just place the calculated field on the report.
0
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I like Helen's approach...


...and sometimes a date field is really a text field, so you may want to go further and do this in VBA where you can add validation, error handling, ...etc;

If YourDate="" Or isnull(YourDate) then
   me.txtYourDate="None"
Else
    me.txtYourdate=YourDate
end if

Note here that the report control will not have a control source, and that the code sometimes references the field and sometimes the control...


However, this will only work if the report is opened in Print Preview specifically...
Perhaps not a big deal, ...just mentioning it.


But again, the other Experts suggestions first.

:-)

Jeff
0
zpotokAuthor Commented:
I used
IIf(IsNull(MedicalCertExpireDate),"None",MedicalCertExpireDate)
in query but get 'data type mismatch in criteria expression.



Don't understand Helen's answer...
0
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
You did not explain *How* you tried to use it in a query...?

In the SQL it would be something like this:
SELECT Field1, Field2, IIf(IsNull(MedicalCertExpireDate),"None",MedicalCertExpireDate) AS DateDetermination
FROM Your Table.

In the query grid you would create a new column and use this as the Field:
DateDetermination:IIf(IsNull(MedicalCertExpireDate),"None",MedicalCertExpireDate)
0
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
This works just fine for me...
Database95.mdb
0
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
If my clarifications helped, remember that this was originally posted by als315, so he should get all the points...

Jeff
0
zpotokAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help and thanks Jeff for the clarification.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.