Decrement last characters of a string

Posted on 2012-08-29
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Last Modified: 2012-08-29
I have a string like this: "2012-13". I want to reduce the last characters on each side of the hyphen by 1 so that it becomes 2011-12. The string represents the current payment year and is stored in a setup table. I want to be able to write a query that will allow me to enter in the criteria row payments recorded for the current payment year and the prior payment year. ie, 2012-13 and 2011-12. Can anyone provide a solution for this that I could use?
Question by:dinmatt
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Gustav Brock earned 2000 total points
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Use this expression:

LastPeriod: Val([CurrentPeriod])-1 & -(Val([CurrentPeriod])-2000)


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ID: 38345129
Thank you gustav, that works perfectly and is easy to implement!
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by:Gustav Brock
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You are welcome!


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