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If then else on date field

If then else on date field

If then else on date field


I'm trying to create a formula which checks a date field, if the date is <= Currentdate return a blank string ' ', else return the date.

I'm getting an error saying a strng is required after the 'else' and before the field name

Formula is:

if {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected} <= CurrentDate
then ' '
else {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected}

What am I doing wrong?

RE: If then else on date field

The alternative results of the formula must be of the same datatype, so if {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected} is a date field, then try:

if {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected} <= CurrentDate
then Date(0,0,0) else {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected}


RE: If then else on date field

Or in Crystal 8.5, you could do

if {purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected} <= CurrentDate
then ' '
else totext({purchase_order_line.po_line_date_expected})

You can also do totext({your.date}, "dd MMM yyyy") and other formats for date and time.

Depending on your database, it may be a good idea to do an isnull test first.

Madawc Williams
East Anglia, Great Britain

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