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Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

  • 1.  Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

    Posted 01-29-2020 13:44
    Just realized that you cannot say "X date is during" - "ask the user".  In the case where I need users to be able to say show me all records during X year or month.  The only thing we figured out is using two specific dates but this is a bit messy and less convenient. 

    Any chance this could be added?

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    John Ross
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  • 2.  RE: Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

    Posted 01-29-2020 13:50
    Well, for asking the user if the date is during some year, you would just have the user answer with the year number like
    2020

     and the report would compare the 2020 to a formula called [Year] which is

    Year([my date field])

    As for answering the during for a month, were you asking the user for one month or a range of months.


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  • 3.  RE: Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

    Posted 01-29-2020 16:13
    Thanks for the reply.  I will give that a shot and see if it works for us all.  For the month, yes it was for a specific month.  "Show me all requests during X month".

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    John Ross
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  • 4.  RE: Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

    Posted 01-29-2020 16:19
    Edited by Mark Shnier (YQC) 01-29-2020 16:27
    for the month is during ...
    not tested for syntax but you you can make a formula field called [YYYYMM] for example 

    ToText(Year([My Date Field]) & Padleft(ToText([my date field]),2,"0"))

    Then the user would respond with

    202001 for January 2020

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  • 5.  RE: Can we get "ask the user" for "date is during"?

    Posted 24 days ago
    My question is kind of similar.  I want to create a report that shows records if multiple date fields fall within a user defined date range . Instead of asking  if date field 1 is on or after <ask the user>  and date field 1 is on or before <ask the user > OR  date field? is on ....etc....    

    I just want to be able to ask the user the start date and end date (these would be variable fields i guess) , then use my logic to say something like
    date field 1 is on or after the value in the field (start date) and date field 1 is on or before the value in the field (end date) 

    Is something like this even possible?

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    Jerome Mitchell
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