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Creating button to select date interval

Hi,

I have a field with dates called MyDate. I want to create a button that will allow the user to click and select the last 7 days.

I have tried the Select in Field option, however I have had no luck with Interval, or even just subtracting the dates.

Help is appreciated!

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whiteline
Honored Contributor II

Re: Creating button to select date interval

Hi.

You can calculate the search string like this:

= '>=' & Max(MyDate)-7

or 

= '>=' & Max({1} MyDate)-7 to discard the user selections.

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Re: Creating button to select date interval

Hi,

If i put that in the search string, it still does not make the selection. In the Current Selections section, it doesn't show a selection. However, if I get rid of the "- 7", it shows the selection. I've tried wrapping it around a DATE(), but that doesn't seem to help either.

whiteline
Honored Contributor II

Re: Creating button to select date interval

Hi.

Try to make it work with a static string, for example'>=2013/09/1'. Then you can write an expression with appropriate date format.

What is the result of =Max(MyDate) expression if you put it in a TextBox ?

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Re: Creating button to select date interval

The result of the =Max(MyDate) is 9/24/2013 9:00:11 PM

So the question remains, how do i subtract 7 days from this?

whiteline
Honored Contributor II

Re: Creating button to select date interval

It's dual both text and numeric.

I think the problem is with text format.

Does string '>=09/15/2013' works as a search string ?

If so, try

= '>=' & Date(Max(MyDate)-7)

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