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Datetime parameter - default times

Datetime parameter - default times


Is it possible to set a datetime parameter to always use a particular time?

I have two parameters used in a SQL query which are datetime. It defaults to the current system time of the user selecting the datetime which can cause data to be missing from the report.

I would like {?Start} to always be 00:00:00 and {?End} to always be 23:59:59. I have tried using a 'Date' parameter but it causes errors with my SQL.

Thank you

RE: Datetime parameter - default times


Best to use

>= Date and < Date + 1

What's your SQL that's causing an error?


glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Datetime parameter - default times

Hi Skip,

My SQL is as follows:


 CONVERT(varchar(11),[6007EventTime]) as Date
 ,min([6007EventTime]) as EntryTime
 ,max([6007EventTime]) as ExitTime
,CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), DATEADD(MS, DATEDIFF(MS, min([6007EventTime]), max([6007EventTime])), 0), 114) AS TimeDiff
,CAST((max([6007EventTime])-min([6007EventTime])) as datetime) AS TimeDiff2
from vw_reportquery rq
join vw_ViewUserDetails ud on ud.UserID = rq.UserID
where [6007EventTime] between {?Start} and {?End}
group by CONVERT(varchar(11),[6007EventTime]),departmentname,[6000UserName]
order by departmentname 

If I try to pass Date parameters to this query it gives conversion errors.

This works absolutely fine except that I can't rely on users to set the times to 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 by themselves! They will forget so I'd like to automatically set this and keep the date they chose.

RE: Datetime parameter - default times

Well here's what is puzzling to me.

Every single time value will be between 0:00: and 23:59:59, so what's the point of the criteria?

If the table contains data for multiple dates, then the Criteria includes all times for all dates, so what's the point of the criteria?


glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Datetime parameter - default times

I can see why you would think that :)

The criteria is to ensure that results always include records from the very start of the {?Start} date and to the very end of the {?End} date.

For instance if I run the report at 10:05:33 and select the following criteria:

{?Start} = 01/01/2016 10:05:33
{?End} = 07/01/2016 10:05:33

I will miss out 10 hours of records in the morning of each date. I would like it to always choose 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 but keep the date. Crystal appends the current time unless you manually change it

Does that make sense?

RE: Datetime parameter - default times

so you're saying that the system adds the current time to the date parameter? Wierd!

So can you truncate 607EventTime to a Date only, as you have done in the Select clause, in the Where clause?


glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

RE: Datetime parameter - default times

Yes I can! That worked perfectly, I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

Thank you

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