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Business Objects: Crystal Reports 1 Formulas FAQ

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How to select X number of months based on 1 parm date by bkrav
Posted: 30 Aug 06 (Edited 30 Aug 06)


This code (done in Crystal 10) will select records based on a parameter (?date) for the last X number of dates (which can also be a parameter, or simply hardcoded like in the example).  This code is useful when you only want one date entered as a parameter, as it could easily be accomplished with two date parameters.  Enjoy!

//number of months to look back (CANNOT BE ZERO) must be 1-12
local numbervar months_back := 3;

local numbervar month_start:= iif(month({?date})<months_back, month({?date})+(13-months_back),month({?date})-(months_back-1));
local numbervar date_start:= 1;
local numbervar year_start:= iif(month({?date})<months_back, year({?date})-1,year({?date}));

//first day of month, X months ago
local datevar date_begin := DateValue (year_start, month_start, date_start);

//end date + X months - 1 day (to capture last day of month)
local datetimevar date_end := DateAdd("d",-1,DateAdd ("m",months_back,date_begin ));

//dates between start and end date
{Table.Date_Field} in (date_begin to date_end)

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