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I use sql server 2008 when I put a datetime field into crystal reports it become string type. When I browse the field object it shows as a string type. So that I have issues when I pass a date in selection formula crystal report doesn't recognise as a date. Any reason for this is happening changing the data type from datetime to string in crystal reports?
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Kenneth Haugland 28-Jul-12 1:48am    
What does it look like in the database and what does it look like in the crystal report. I would guess that it is custom to write datetime.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy") to a document...
Reji Ab 29-Jul-12 10:54am    
In the database the data type is datetime(yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss)
It appears as same format in crystal report as well but the data type is string
Kenneth Haugland 29-Jul-12 11:06am    
I think this is a common problem, you need to format then string to Crystal Report, and if you want to save a new DateTime youll have to write a formmated DateTime.tostring("MM/dd/yyyy") as the database normally stores the datetime in american culture, and you are pobarbly running on british culture on your machine?
Reji Ab 29-Jul-12 10:48am    
if you put DateValue({myTable.strDate}) in the selection formula it
shows an error message "bad date format". My question is why the datetime type changed to string type in crystal report?

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You could try the DateValue function:

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DateValue({myTable.strDate})
 
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Giorgi Tsagareishvili 12-Feb-20 14:05pm    
Tanks... Best solution!

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