Capturing earliest date on report

I am working on an existing report, I did not create.  I am trying to capture certain dates within the database and am not being successful.  I have attached a word document with the formulas I am using a Calc/Display/Reset based on a unique employee # grouping, reporting fields are in the group footer.  What I am trying to capture is the first criteria of the Calc formula then followed by the other options.  I have tried to use the formula on the reset and it did not update as desired.  Can you assist?  If you need a simple report, let me know and I can create one.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
Your document doesn't specify the section location for each formula but, assuming they were placed logically, your next step should be to create a formula that simply displays the value of the date variable.
Place that formula in GH1, GF1, and in the detail section (unsuppress the section if needed).

Then, you should be able to visually follow what is happening to the value of the variable.  This should immediately provide clues as to where the problem is.

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As Ido said, you didn't specifically say where those formulas are located in the report, and where they're placed will determine the results that you get.  If the phrase "All information is on the Group Footer" in your document is saying that all of those formulas are in the group footer, that's definitely not going to work.

 FWIW, you might want to create a formula like the following and put it in the report header, to "initialize" the variable.  That seems to sometimes help with global variables like that, and it won't do any harm:

DateVar Temp_RegDate;

 The "" at the end is just so the formula doesn't produce any visible output on the report.  You could also suppress that formula, or suppress the section that it's in.

GrapeladyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your suggestions, I believe I have found the solution and your suggestions assisted me in finding it.  Sorry it took so long for me to give an answer.
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