I have a pick sheet report that I want to sort a location field by a string field, but within that string field there is a date and and a quantity all entered in a specific order. So what I need to do is sort the date by year first, then month, and finally day. The date is entered in this format 08/16/12 (month/day/year) and right now it is sorting by month, day, year. So what I am wondering, is if there is way to tell Crystal in a formula to sort by specific character placements? Can I tell it to sort by the 7th character first, then the 8th, then the first, then the second and finally the fourth and fifth?