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  • custom filter

    I have a form that is used to select a range of dates that then are used as filter parameters for a report. While building the expression the filter seems to work, I'll get a mix of true/false when I evaluate. When I run the script from the form and preview the report the filter only filters the start date, not the stop. The expression is:
    (jdate(Transactions->Datedone)>=jdate(Var->Startdate).and.jdate(Transactions->Datedone)Enddate)).or.(jdate(Transactions->Datepaid)>=jdate(Var->Startdate).and.jdate(Transactions->Datepaid)Enddate)). Is this a problem with the expression or am I making a mistake somewhere else, in the report or script?

    Thanks for any help.
    Jeff Carroza

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    RE: custom filter

    Jeff, I don't see anything right off that looks irregular.

    1) is your form based on a single table, or a set of tables? If it's a set, are you trying to filter our parent records, or child table records?

    2) where do the variables get their values? are they in scope in your script?

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: custom filter

      Tom,
      I am trying to filter out records in a child database. The variables are entered by the user on a form attached to the set. The first variable will filter correctly. Example Start Date= 02/01/02, only values greater than or equal to 02/01/02 will print. If I put in a start date of 01/01/02 and an end date of 01/31/02, all values greater than or equal 01/01/02 will print. Both variables are set to global. Both the form and the report are attached to the set. The button that launches the form to input the dates is on a separate form attached to the set.

      Thanks in advance for any help.
      Jeff Carroza

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      • #4
        RE: custom filter

        Jeff,

        I recommend three things:

        1) troubleshoot this by cutting your query expression in half. Get the first part working, then add the .or. condition.

        2) consider using the between() function to specify the range of date values you want.

        3) there are limitations in Vers. 4 on the types of queries that can be run against child tables in a set. To avoid these complexities create a new set. Make the child table primary, and link it one to one with the table that is presently primary in your current design.

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        • #5
          RE: custom filter

          Tom, used the between() to filter out the child records. Works perfectly. Thanks again for your rapid response and help.

          Jeff Carroza

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