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I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary databas

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  • I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary databas

    I appreciate any assistance that is offered.
    I have a simple set with a parent database for the Project Number, Description, Estimated Time, etc. The child database is for each engineer to enter time for each project. The database and reports work great by performing a summary operation to simply show the Project Number and Summarized Total Time logged on each project.

    The problem is I need to be able to summarize the database with a filter for a date range.

    I have tried filtering based on the date in the child database in a summary database operation, I have also tried creating a Query with the appropriate filter and while it does not give errors it does not seem to work. Depending on how I create the filter and where i put it the result will be an empty database or an unfiltered database as if the filter were not present.

    Here are some examples of the filters i have tried:

    VAR->ASKD_1_ENTER_REPORT_START_DATE > PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE .AND. VAR->ASKD_2_ENTER_REPORT_END_DATE < PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE

    Project_Action_Entry->Date >= Ctod("09/01/2012") .And. Project_Action_Entry->Date <= Ctod("09/30/2012")

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    Re: I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary dat

    I believe you have better results creating a reverse set for your report with Project_Action_Entry as the parent linked one to one to the present parent. Sets create very little overhead. You will then be able to filter the parent as you wish.
    There can be only one.

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      Re: I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary dat

      Thank you for the response and have a great weekend.

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      • #4
        Re: I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary dat

        Let us know how that works for you or if you find another solution.
        There can be only one.

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          Re: I need to filter a set by a date in a child database while creating a summary dat

          Hello;
          Thank you, that does work. I am still not sure why the other way wouldn't work, but it is no matter since the reverse database is automattically kept up without effort.
          I did learn a strange one though that many may already know. When using an ASK variable, such as for the user to enter a date, it only works if the ask is the second part of the expression.

          Example:

          Does not work:
          VAR->ASKD_1_ENTER_REPORT_START_DATE > PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE .AND. VAR->ASKD_2_ENTER_REPORT_END_DATE < PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE

          Works:
          PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE <= VAR->ASKD_1_ENTER_REPORT_START_DATE .AND. PROJECT_ACTION_ENTRY->DATE <= VAR->ASKD_2_ENTER_REPORT_END_DATE

          Just thought this may help someone else.

          Thank you again and have a great day.

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