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MS Access Need help with weekly report

Posted on 2013-06-12
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Users input projects they are working on every day with a date.

How can I produce a report that looks like the following:                                                            (user would select a date range)

Week of        User                               Project worked on
June 2 - 8
                     Spongebob                       Ordered krabby patties
                     Patrick                              Jelly Fishing
                     Mr. Crabs                         Payroll
                                                               Employee of the Month
June 9 - 15
Etc.

Would like all the weeks displayed, even if no projects are displayed.
I would rather not have a table with all the weeks of the year if possible.
Can VBA spit out the weeks (June 2 - 8) by it self and display users and projects if the date falls in the week range?
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by:als315
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Can you show expected output if week end is in the next month? For example, for week starting from 30 June.
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by:Dale Fye
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What does your table structure look like?

I generally do this with a table (tbl_Numbers), which contains a single field (lngNumber) and only 10 records (the values 0-9).  From this table, I create a query that allows me to generate a sequence of numbers as large (or small) as I want.  My qry_Numbers usually looks like:

SELECT Tens.lngNumber * 10 + Ones.lngNumber as lngNumber
FROM tbl_Numbers as Tens, tbl_Numbers as Ones

This generates numbers from 0-99.  Starting with this table and query, I then create a query that generates date ranges.  For example, to get a set of records defining the dates for Monday through Friday for 10 weeks, you would use:

SELECT qry_Numbers.lngNumber
           , Date()-Weekday(Date())+2+([lngNumber]*7) AS Monday
           , Date()-Weekday(Date())+6+([lngNumber]*7) AS Friday
FROM qry_Numbers
WHERE qry_Numbers.lngNumber <=9

Save that query, then use it in conjunction with your employee project dates table to generate the output you are looking for.  This latter part will depend on your particular table structure.  If you could provide a sample data table, that would make it easier.
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by:als315
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Look at sample
DBWeeks.accdb
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by:DJPr0
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als315 - Date would be:
June 30 - July 6


fyed - Is there an easier way just to output week dates (June 30 - July 6) for a report?
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by:Dale Fye
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Yes, but no guarantee that you will get all combination of weeks.  You specifically said, "Would like all the weeks displayed, even if no projects are displayed."

In order to get weeks where there are no projects displayed, you must have an external source for your dates, not necessarily present in your other table.

As I said, can you please provide us with some sample data?
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by:DJPr0
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als315 - Thanks for the sample database!

Why can't the report go beyond one page? I.E. If I input 1-1-13 to 6-12-13 I receive a report with 1-1-13 to 5-18-13

How can I have the report display any range I provide?
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tblNums should have so many numbers as possible number of weeks you like to see in report. I 've filled it up to 20, fill it to 53 and it will be enough for one year.
DBWeeks.accdb
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That is why I use the table and query to generate the date range.  The table only contains 10 records but you can generate as many numbers as you need, from any date range.
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by:DJPr0
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Thanks als315 & fyed!
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