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Date Sorting In crystal

Hi Experts here is the issue i am facing kindly solve this.

i have a field called transaction Date.

When i apply sorting for this data like this.

1/2/2012

2/2/2012

2/3/2012

3/4/2012

3/5/2012

3/6/2012

4/7/2012

........................

But i need sort the date like this

1/2/2012

2/2/2012

3/2/2012

4/2/2012

....................

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    Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 01:44 PM

    Hi Francis,

    No matter what Date Format your field is in, sorting should produce the same results.

    You just need to change the format of your date for display purposes. Right-click the Date field > Format Field > change the format of the date.

    -Abhilash

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  • Posted on Dec 17, 2012 at 01:37 PM

    Hi Francis

    It appears that the date format in your version of Crystal is MM/DD/YYYY and you want it to be sorted in DD/MM/YYYY.

    Got to File->Options->Fields and set the date format as you want, DD/MM/YYYY. This should work.

    Regards

    Nikhil Sabnis

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    • Hi Francis

      use the formula below to convert the dates, in string format, to date format:

      numberVar DD:=Tonumber(Mid({?@PrmtFrmDate},1,2));

      numberVar MM:=Tonumber(Mid({?@PrmtFrmDate},4,2));

      numberVar YYYY:=Tonumber(Mid({?@PrmtFrmDate},7,4));

      CDate(YYYY,MM,DD);

      You need to modify the above formula to specify exactly where your month and day is in the date string. In the above formula replace {?@PrmtFrmDate} with your string field.

      Regards

      Nikhil Sabnis

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