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1825528 - No calendar available for BEx Query Date Variable in Crystal Reports

Symptom

  • No calendar available to enter a date in Crystal Reports.
  • Date prompt displays as text in Crystal Reports.
  • BEx Query date variable are converted to a string parameter in Crystal Reports.

Environment

  • SAP Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2016

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In BEx Query Designer, create a BEx Query and add a date variable in the filters.
  2. In Crystal Reports, create a report off the BEx Query that use a date variable.
  3. When refreshing the report in Crystal Reports, it prompts for the date, but there is no calendar available to enter the date, you have to type the date manually.

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Cause

  • When reporting off an SAP BEx Query in Crystal Reports, for each date variable, it will create a string parameter, and since it is a string there is no calendar to enter a date when being prompted by the parameter in Crystal Reports. This is unfortunately normal behavior.

Resolution

  • There is unfortunately no workaround in Crystal Reports to display a date calendar to enter a value for a date variable.
          
  • This functionality already exist in Crystal Reports for Enterprise but not in Crystal Reports. When reporting off a BEx Query that contains date variables in Crystal Reports for Enterprise, it does displays a calendar for date variable value selection, therefore a suggestion could be to use Crystal Reports for Enterprise.

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Keywords

CR, date , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or BusinessViews Manager , Problem

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2013 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2016