Access Report - Problem adding a date selector


I have ab Access report on which I am trying to add a text box with a date selector.
This works fine on forms but not on reports.
Is this possible? If not, is there another way for the user to select a date?

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Put the date selector on a form so that it can be passed using the where argument of the OpenReport method.  An alternative is to prompt for a date.  I don't like that method because you can't give the user a calendar control or validate the date.

If you must do this on the report - i don't recommend it - you must use Report View rather than Print Preview.  Controls are "live" in Report View.  However, you don't get page breaks or the ability to run code in those breaks.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<Is this possible? If not, is there another way for the user to select a date?>>

  Yes it's possible, but what you'd typically do is use a form to gather any input, then call the report from the form.

  When you call the report, you can pass a filter or a WHERE clause on the openreport statement.  Filter would be the simplest.

  I can give you an example of that if you want.

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much
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