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Add formula for fixed due date to crystal report using system date

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Currently I have to edit a crystal report we use for customer statements every month to change the due date. i.e. December 2013 invoices will be due 01/10/2014.  Is there a formula to use the system date to generate the due date?

Statements are printed the first of each month and are due by the 10th of the same month.
Also, if you "reprinted" the statement for that month on a day past the 10th, the due date would still be the 10th.
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by:vasto
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this will return the 10th of the current month, current year

DateValue(Year(CurrentDate),Month(CurrentDate),10)

However , a better approach will be to create a parameter and provide the value from the calling application - you might need to print the reports for the next month.
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Do you ever have to print a statement for a previous month say the November statement in December?

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@mlmcc, yes there is the 1% where we have to print a previous month.

@vasto, That does work, but you're right it would work better if it calculated the value off the running application.  Is there a way to use the statement date parameter (@statementdate) to calculate the due date?
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Assuming it is a date then just put it in place of CurrentDate in vasto's formula

DateValue(Year({@statementdate}),Month({@statementdate}),10)

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There is an error in the statement, see attached.
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What is the type of @statemntdate - string ?
You need to change the type to  a date - will be easier
If you want to keep it as string then use DateValue to convert it to date first

DateValue(Year(DateValue({@statementdate})),Month(DateValue({@statementdate})),10)

It will be much better if you can use date for the parameter.
Which application you use to run the reports ?
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That works.  Thank you, vasto.
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