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  • A search by month??

    I hope I have a simple question... When doing a one time search or creating a macro run search..

    1. Looking for a search return of all clients of Birth date by MM (month)
    2. Table mode or expression mode?
    2. And how would it be done (step-by-step please).. assuming the database field is MM/DD/YYYY

  • #2
    One way is query by expression using "month(Date)=1"

    assumes the date field is called "Date", and you want January.


    • #3
      I created a dialog script that prompts for a month and then runs a query. Hope it is helpful. The database name is CUSTBDAY. There are no December birthdays in the database so you can see how the onerror routine works. Play the BIRTHDAY script, select a month, the select the OK button.
      Last edited by Gary Smith; 11-19-2005, 10:57 PM.


      • #4
        Still lost!

        Hello Gary & Steve,
        Thanks…. In advance for all your help…. But I’m still a little lost.

        Gary I unzipped your files, placed them into a new Birthday folder running under Alpha4v7. I must be doing something wrong, cause I get no input prompt? The idea of an input prompt to select the month for the Query or Search/sort result is just what I want. Sorry I’m so far behind on the learning curve with the Alpha database.

        Steve’s above formula works and returns the desired customer’s with B-day’s of the same month. I wrote his expression within a Search/sort. The problem is I have to create a one-time search or write a search for each month. It would be better if I could get a prompt input when running a Script or Query like you suggested. My wife is the person who uses this database daily, and I have created the Application with menu for her ease of use.

        Is there a way to create a prompt that would input the month numeric value in a script expression? Example: MONTH(DATE_OF_B)=03 ….. The user prompted input would change the numeric 03 in the expression to whatever month.

        Gary your dialog script or something similar is probably just what I need but I can’t finger out how to modify it or use it. I have created a good solid Application using Macro’s. As you can see I’m sorta lost on how to create a prompted input to for this kind of Query or Search. Actually in truth I understand the concept of the search much better than the Query.

        Within my Application I could then create a Macro that would do all keystrokes from the Main menu prompting the month input for the Birthday.
        Thanks again,


        • #5
          My example may have been over kill. I changed the BIRTHDAY script so it will work with any database that contains a field named DATE_OF_B. The script does not change the current index. It can be run from a Main Menu or from a form/browse using a buton or menu bar choice. When you play the BIRTHDAY script, it displays a dialog box with a Pick List of months. Select a month, select OK, the search will run and will return you to the Main Menu.


          • #6
            Birthday Script running, Problem solved !

            Gary.... I downloaded your B-day script, I tried it within our Database App and it works fine...

            Steve we probably should go to Alpha5..but I just don't have the time to do any re-learning at this point. The data base with slight mods from time to time seems to do the job... the ladies are familiar with it and don't want change anymore than I.
            Thanks again Gary & Steve