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How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

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  • How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

    Hello,

    How do you show the date range that was used on a quarterly and yearly report so that the date range prints with the report? I am using an ASK variable when the report is running. I thank you for your help.

    Regards,

    Pat

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    Re: How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

    Pat,
    The ask variables show up in the drag-drop list and can be utilized....either directly or a calculated field can be created (XY Icon from top menu) and then the calculated field will show up in the drag-drop list.
    Mike
    __________________________________________
    It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
    It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
    Henry David Thoreau
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    • #3
      Re: How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

      Whre are you asking for the dates? In the report itself, or prior to the report in a dialog box?

      In either case, the variables are available to you. You just need to take them from the dragdrop list and place them on the header of the report.

      Tom

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        Re: How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

        Hi Mike,

        I did not see the ask variables in the drag-drop list, but I drag over the "Current Filter" from the "System" drag-drop list. See JPG attachment. I don't understand why the ask variable is not listed in the drag-drop list?

        But how do I make it read as follows: "From 04/2/2010 to 04/27/2010" instead of the way it looks now? I have attached the ZIP file as well. Again, thank you.

        Regards,

        Pat



        Originally posted by MikeC View Post
        Pat,
        The ask variables show up in the drag-drop list and can be utilized....either directly or a calculated field can be created (XY Icon from top menu) and then the calculated field will show up in the drag-drop list.

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          Re: How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

          Pat,
          I wasn't thinking I guess.....the ask variable would show up but only if it had been dimmed as a Global variable. I checked out the Report Filter, found the Ask variable names, and then used them in creating a calculated field for what you want (check out the XY menu icon).

          Mike
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          It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
          It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
          Henry David Thoreau
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            Re: How do you show a date range on a quarterly and yearly report?

            Hello Mike,

            I thank you for your help and I have a better understanding of how it works too.

            Regards,

            Pat



            Originally posted by MikeC View Post
            Pat,
            I wasn't thinking I guess.....the ask variable would show up but only if it had been dimmed as a Global variable. I checked out the Report Filter, found the Ask variable names, and then used them in creating a calculated field for what you want (check out the XY menu icon).

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