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Found this reference … JUST IN TIME!
Working with Dates in Reporting Services
As with any other technology ( eg. SQL , C# ), you always find people running into problems with processing of dates. I was asked today by a colleague “How to I format dates when using the Date Picker and sending it through to a stored procedure” ? Let’s have a look ….
1) The FormatDateTime command
This is pretty easy to use, but maybe a bit limiting. You can specify 1 of 4 formats using the command arguments. Let’s say we have selected a date such as 10th April 2007 , our results will be as follows :
||Tuesday, April 10, 2007
…but the better way to do it would be to use …
2) The Format command and specify the exact format you require. For example…
So 3 M’s give you “Apr” ….anyway this is quite useful if you’re looking for Day/Month/Year , since the system will default to MM/DD/YYYY.
Using this you should be able to display the date format you want , or send through a particular format to a Stored Proc.
EDITED 22/08/2007 : If the Format Command doesn’t work , try converting the value to a date , eg.
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