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I am working with a report in Crystal Reports and I need to add a "Date" Field. What I basically need is a field/group for every day of the year so that I can group and sort data based on that. Ideas?
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I believe what you are asking is how to show dates that are not in the database.

For instance if you have a sales database like

DateSold       Product
1-Jan-2013     P1
5 -Jan-2013    P2

You want to see groups for 2, 3, and 4 Jan 2013

Two basic ways.  See this question for the basic idea.  This one uses hours but days is similar
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Reporting_/Crystal_Reports/Q_28129183.html

I seem to be restricted form uploading files from this computer.  If you need help modifying the report file, I will make the mods tonight and upload it.

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Yes, I would want the days of January 2, 3, 4 to pull on the report even though there are not any sales those days.

I looked at the other string but do not understand. I'm dealing with 365 days so adding 365 files doesn't seem like a good option.
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Look at this report.  I believe it does what you want.

mlmcc
IncludeMissingDayGroup.rpt
Missingdays.xls
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I have accomplished this in the past by using a table/view in the database that contains all possible dates already, and then using it as the left most outer table, joining on date to your transaction table.
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I need to have it in Excel or Crystal
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That's fine, it doesn't have to be in a database, you can still apply the same logic, and just connect to an Excel file. Just make sure the RPT file can always find your .XLS file.
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Did you look at the report I provided?

I believe it does what you want entirely in Crystal.

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