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Changing data base fields

We recently migrated to a virtual server. A date/time field in the data base now displays as a string. Being in Health Care, date/time is a frequently used field. When the data is exported to Excel, the ability to format the data no longer exists.

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  • Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 06:46 PM

    Hi Carolyn,

    Please provide the following info:

    - Exact version of CR (with Service Pack and Patch)

    - Database you're reporting against

    - Exact version of the database driver being used


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  • Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 01:01 PM

    Hi Carolyn,

    It is because, the string value is exported to excel and you can't modify or make any modifications with respect to date time.

    So, Create a formula in your report like

    If Isdatetime({databasedateobject}) Then




    This will convert your string date value to datetime.



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