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Format SI_STARTTIME Variable to yyyymmddhhmmss

Format SI_STARTTIME Variable to yyyymmddhhmmss

This is an archived forum which I did not see a solution for.

In Business Objects-Central Management Console you have the ability to use a variable when creating the destination filename of an object that is being scheduled. The variable I am using is SI_STARTTIME, however it is in the format of yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss and I need it to be in the format of yyyymmddhhmmss. Does anyone have the solution?

RE: Format SI_STARTTIME Variable to yyyymmddhhmmss

You can convert a date to the desired format using ToText.  I'm not sure of Crystal will accept your 'SI_STARTTIME' as a date.  You might need something like


ToText(Date(SI_STARTTIME), "yyyyMMdd")
& ToText(Time(SI_STARTTIME), "HHmmss")

If this displays OK, try using it as the file variable.  (Not something I've ever tried.)

yinyang Madawc Williams (East Anglia, UK).  Using Windows XP & Crystal 10 yinyang

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