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Parameter Pick

Parameter Pick

Parameter Pick

(OP)
I need to pick 2 dates of Fiscal Year begin and End date from a file into Paramters. File contains following 2 lines
basically I would first pick them as strings then later would convert them to Dates.
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MM DD YYYY
MM DD YYYY
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I can't think of any solution and I would really appreciate your help in this. Essentially I need to run this report on first saturday after the Fiscal Month end. Is there simpler way out ?
Please let me know If I am required to provide more informaton on this

Thanks very  much in advance

Rakesh

RE: Parameter Pick

It's difficult to see what you're trying to do from the information you've provided. Do you want the strings to end up in a dynamic parameter pick list?

Naith

RE: Parameter Pick

(OP)
Naith,
Thanks for the response, Let me put it in another may be better way:

I have 2 dates which are calculated by ther system and sent in a file as above format I have given earlier. there are 2 dates. My report should pick those value as its parameter at runtime
 
Start date : 1st line of the above file
End Date  : 2nd line of the file.

Can it be done in seagate info 7.0.2 I am sorry I forgot to mention version number of info in my last post.

Thanks again
Rakesh

RE: Parameter Pick

You can have the file export to csv or xls, add the file to your main report as a datasource in addition to your current datasource, and pass the string in at runtime for conversion.

Naith

RE: Parameter Pick

(OP)
Thanks, I did not want to touch the other system but if you say, I assume that that is the only way. I can't resist to ask reports scheduling be driven on the date , i.e. I want my report to run on the date being sent by the other system. i.e. the EndDate + 1 as in case in point.
I know I may be asking illogical thing
Thanks again for your help

Rakesh

RE: Parameter Pick

You don't really need to do anything to the other system. You just need to have a batch job or something pick up the file and copy it to a *.csv, *.xls or whatever. The chances are it's probably being written out to a filetype that Crystal will accept as a datasource anyway, making the need for a conversion redundant.

Naith

RE: Parameter Pick

(OP)
Thanks once again !
The file actually is placed in Unix, So I do have a need to write an cron job which would pick up, make it .csv send it across to Reporting server running on NT.
Thanks
Rakesh

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