Crystal Reports - String Year Field to Date for Compare

I have a database field that is Fiscal Year - I need to make this field an actual Date field so I can compare to Current Date data and Prior Year data.  Is there a way to accomplish this?

Thank you.
Erin LealeConsultant/ControllerAsked:
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mlmccCommented:
Sure.  Is the FY the calendar year or is it something else?

What data is in the Fiscal Year field?

mlmcc
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Erin LealeConsultant/ControllerAuthor Commented:
2015
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mlmccCommented:
If it is a number you could just compare the years

{FIscal Year} = Year({DateField})

Are you trying to group on the field?

mlmcc
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Erin LealeConsultant/ControllerAuthor Commented:
No - I need to make a calculation based on the Fiscal Year to the current year.

If I use the example above it gives an error because the Fiscal Year field is a string.

I think I need to create an actual Date field based on Period and Year then see if I can compare the years.  Thoughts?
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mlmccCommented:
Try

Val({FIscal Year}) = Year({DateField})

Is the FIscal year defined as Jan-Dec?

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