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Hello,
I have a formula in crystal to display the weekday name

WeekdayName(DayOfWeek ((today-1)) ) this displays Tuesday

Is there any way to display as 'Tue' just the 3 letters.
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give this a try :)

Dim i As String = WeekdayName(DayOfWeek ((today-1)) )

i.Substring(0, 3)
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by:Star79
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there doesnt seem to be a substring in crystal
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by:plusone3055
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are you using Crystal for Visual Studio ??
what version are you using ?
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by:Star79
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hello,
Yes this question is posted in the crystal reports zone.iam using crystal11
Thanks.
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ah okay in that situation then
LEFT (WeekdayName(DayOfWeek ((today-1)) ),3)
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mlmcc earned 250 total points
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Try

WeekDayName(DayOfWeek(Today -1), True)

WeekDayName has an optional parameter to abbreviate.  False is the default value.

You can also use
     CStr(Today - 1, 'ddd')

    ToText(Today -1, 'ddd')

mlmcc
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mlmcc

I dont have crystal open atm but left would also work correct ???

if you look at hte thread i origianlly thought of a substring but they are not using visual studio..

just curious as to my LEFT solution working ??
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by:Star79
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yes the LEFT solution also works
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by:plusone3055
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just wanted to make sure was doing that on the fly  woohoo :)
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by:mlmcc
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It will work when the abbreviation is 3 letters as in English.  Other languages may not always use 3 letters.

It also may be slower since there are extra function calls which may not be as efficient as the single function call using the tools available.

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not sure whom to award points
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usually whoever got a correct answer first
or if it makes you feel better split the points between us :)
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