Using Dates to Filter Crystal Reports 2010 with VS2010 and c#

I have the following code in my submit button to filter the data that is shown in the crystal report 2010/vs 2010 c#.

protected void Button_Submit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
          DateTime startdate = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_StartDate.Text);
          DateTime enddate = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_EndDate.Text);string factory = ddlFactory.SelectedValue;
          string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}=" + "'" + factory + "' and " + "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [" + "'" + startdate + "' TO " + "'" + enddate + "']";

         crystalReportViewer.SelectionFormula = selectFormula;
         crystalReportViewer.Visible = true;
         crystalReportViewer.DataBind();
    }

Open in new window


This gives me the following error:

A date-time is required here. Details: errorKind
Error in File emptymixers {E2F90D89-36FB-4550-99C2-64409FED7E8B}.rpt: Error in
formula Record_Selection: '{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='01' and
{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN ['3/20/2012 6:00:00 PM' TO
'3/21/2012 6:00:00 AM']' A date-time is required here. Details: errorKind

The dates look formatted correctly, but asp.net or CR is not recognizing them as dates.
Thanks for any help or direction you can provide.
Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAsked:
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.

mlmccCommented:
WHy are you putting the ' ' around the datetime?
Crystal takes that to be a string.
Try removing the ' ' in the datetime part

Rather than changing the selection formula have you tried using parameters to pass the values in?

mlmcc
0
GJParkerCommented:
crystal needs to see the statdate and enddate as a datetime data type where youar currently using a string.

Try replacing your selectformula  with this

"{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}=" + "'" + factory + "' and " + "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME("+  startdate + ") TO CDATETIME(" +  enddate + ")]";
0
Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
It looks like you are right - I didn't even catch that I was turning it back into a string. I'm trying to avoid using parameters because I have to use these same Crystal Reports in another application that won't recognize the parameters, so I'm filtering the reports instead. I modified my selectFormula to this:

    protected void Button_Submit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        DateTime ds = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_StartDate.Text);
        DateTime de = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_EndDate.Text); 
        string factory = ddlFactory.SelectedValue;
        string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [" + ds + " TO " + de + "]";
        crystalReportViewer.SelectionFormula = selectFormula;
        crystalReportViewer.Visible = true;
        crystalReportViewer.DataBind();
    }

Open in new window


Now I'm getting this error:

The ] is missing. Details: errorKind Error in File emptymixers {3B587F13-3E1F-42FD-9C59-95460B31DE2B}.rpt: Error in formula Record_Selection: '{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='01' and {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [3/21/2012 6:00:00 AM TO 3/21/2012 12:00:00 PM]' The ] is missing. Details: errorKind

This doesn't make sense to me because it looks like I've got it in there?
0
Become a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
GJParker - so I tried your solution and now my code is this:
    protected void Button_Submit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        DateTime ds = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_StartDate.Text);
        DateTime de = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_EndDate.Text); 
        string factory = ddlFactory.SelectedValue;
        string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME(" + ds + ") TO CDATETIME(" + de + ")]";
        crystalReportViewer.SelectionFormula = selectFormula;
        crystalReportViewer.Visible = true;
        crystalReportViewer.DataBind();
    }

Open in new window

and I'm getting the same type of error but now it's complaining about the closing paren.
The ) is missing. Details: errorKind Error in File emptymixers {77C9A833-E1C3-4CD8-BBE0-2FD8CA476D52}.rpt: Error in formula Record_Selection: '{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='01' and {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME(3/21/2012 6:00:00 AM) TO CDATETIME(3/21/2012 12:00:00 PM)]' The ) is missing. Details: errorKind

This is just weird. In both cases, the closing bracket or paren is there.
0
GJParkerCommented:
What happens if you paste thsi directly in to the report ?

{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='01' and {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME(3/21/2012 6:00:00 AM) TO CDATETIME(3/21/2012 12:00:00 PM)]
0
Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
I still get "The ) is missing."
0
Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
If I just use the Crystal Reports select record formula and pick "between dates" it gives this: {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} in DateTime (2012, 03, 21, 00, 00, 00) to DateTime (2012, 03, 21, 10, 30, 00) . So I origianlly tried this:
        DateTime ds = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_StartDate.Text);
        DateTime de = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_EndDate.Text); 
        string factory = ddlFactory.SelectedValue;
        string startdate;
        string enddate;
        startdate = ds.Year + "," + ds.Month + "," + ds.Day + "," + ds.Minute + "," + ds.Second + "," + ds.Millisecond;
        enddate = de.Year + "," + de.Month + "," + de.Day + "," + de.Minute + "," + de.Second + "," + de.Millisecond;
       string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [" + startdate + " TO " + enddate + "]";

Open in new window

and that gives me this error:
A date-time is required here. Details: errorKind Error in File emptymixers {97C75856-8EA2-4AC8-9E61-0B04B45346BF}.rpt: Error in formula Record_Selection: '{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='01' and {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [2012,3,21,0,0,0 TO 2012,3,21,0,0,0]' A date-time is required here. Details: errorKind
and it doesn't pull the minutes, seconds and milliseconds correctly. They all come out as zeroes and they are not really.
0
GJParkerCommented:
you shoudl be using Hour, minute and seconds rather than minute, seconds and milliscends and you also still need to tell CR to convert to a datetime, try this


 startdate = ds.Year + "," + ds.Month + "," + ds.Day + "," + ds.hour + "," + ds.minute + "," + ds.Second;
enddate = de.Year + "," + de.Month + "," + de.Day + "," + de.Hour + "," + de.Minute + "," + de.Second;
string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME(" + startdate + ") TO CDATETIME(" + enddate + ")]";
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
Carla RomereDirector of Information TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Absolutely perfect!!!! I swear you can look at something until you're blue in the face and still miss simple things (i.e. didn't have Hour in there at all).

Final working code:
    protected void Button_Submit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        DateTime ds = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_StartDate.Text);
        DateTime de = Convert.ToDateTime(TextBox_EndDate.Text); 
        string factory = ddlFactory.SelectedValue;
        string startdate;
        string enddate;
        startdate = ds.Year + "," + ds.Month + "," + ds.Day + "," + ds.Hour + "," + ds.Minute + "," + ds.Second;
        enddate = de.Year + "," + de.Month + "," + de.Day + "," + de.Hour + "," + de.Minute + "," + de.Second;
        string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME_DUMP} IN [CDATETIME(" + startdate + ") TO CDATETIME(" + enddate + ")]";

        crystalReportViewer.SelectionFormula = selectFormula;
        crystalReportViewer.Visible = true;
        crystalReportViewer.DataBind();
    }

Open in new window

0
mlmccCommented:
Try


       string selectFormula = "{VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.FACTORY}='" + factory + "' and  {VW_MIXER_EMPTY_TIMES_ALL.DATETIME IN DateTime(" + startdate + ") TO DateTime(" + enddate + ")";

mlmcc
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
Crystal Reports

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.