Skip to Content

Designating a specific date range with a single value


I am a beginner at Business Objects and I'm trying to do two things. First, I am trying to format date to a specific format without the time stamp and then I am trying to designate three specific date ranges each with it's own date value. For date range 1/1/2019 through 4/30/2019, I'd like to designate a value of "01/01/2019" for this range. For 5/1/2019 through 7/31/2019, I'd like to use "05/01/2019" and for 8/1/2019 through 12/31/2019 I'd like to use "08/01/2019".

This is what I entered for the first value.

=IF (FormatDate(ToDate([Order Date];"yyyyMMdd") Between ("20190101";"20190430");"01/01/2019"))

I'm getting an error for missing arguments or closing parenthesis at position 93. When I try to address the error, I get a new error usually regarding a semicolon.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Add a comment
10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Related questions

2 Answers

  • Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Hi Kane,

    in the formula you're missing a parenthesis before "between", to close the format date:

    =IF (FormatDate(ToDate([Order Date];"yyyyMMdd") <here missing ) for closing format date > Between ("20190101";"20190430");"01/01/2019"))

    Not sure it'll work either (can't test it right now), but it might be. Maybe you can avoid the ToDate and just use the format date?



    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

  • Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 02:04 PM

    Between and formatdate() functions will not worktogether in the formula.

    try to create similar formula as per below.

    =If(MonthNumberOfYear([Order Date]) InList (1;2;3;4) ) Then "01/01/2019"

    if order date is not date data type then first convert to date and then use.

    Add a comment
    10|10000 characters needed characters exceeded

Before answering

You should only submit an answer when you are proposing a solution to the poster's problem. If you want the poster to clarify the question or provide more information, please leave a comment instead, requesting additional details. When answering, please include specifics, such as step-by-step instructions, context for the solution, and links to useful resources. Also, please make sure that you answer complies with our Rules of Engagement.
You must be Logged in to submit an answer.

Up to 10 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 1.0 MB each and 10.5 MB total.