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Anonymous
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Filter by month on my datastore fields contains data

Hi

 

I Search to filter my data gallery by month

 

- I have a CDS datastore with a field where a date of an events is store

- When user watch events i want he can view all event or view event group by month exemple march 2017

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Anonymous
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I try to understand you re solution

 

For moment i change my way

 

- I use Datepicker for collect a date

- i put the result of Datepicker into a textbox with (DatePicker.SelectedDate; DateTimeFormat.LongDate)

- when i patch my form i collect text of date into my database ( i change datatype of my field)

- In my gallery i create a searchbar where i search for date.text

- then when i type march or march 2017 i see events

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Meneghino
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Hi @Anonymous

You can use AddColumns to add the YearMonth column and then a Filter function to filter by the desired year-month combination.

 

Something like this:

Filter(AddColumns(MyCDSentity, "YearMonth", Text(Year(MyDateField))&"-"&Text(Month(MyDateField), "00")), YearMonth = "2017-03")
Anonymous
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I try to understand you re solution

 

For moment i change my way

 

- I use Datepicker for collect a date

- i put the result of Datepicker into a textbox with (DatePicker.SelectedDate; DateTimeFormat.LongDate)

- when i patch my form i collect text of date into my database ( i change datatype of my field)

- In my gallery i create a searchbar where i search for date.text

- then when i type march or march 2017 i see events

Hi again @Anonymous, well done for your clever solution.

In my example I assumed that you stored dates as dates and not as text.

Actually storing dates as text is much better in many situations (especially to avoid time zone related problems), but in that case the best format is not LongDate but "yyyy-mm-dd", which is a worldwide standard. So today would be 2017-03-16 as text.

You can then get the date in any format you want, for example like this:

Text(DateValue("2017-03-16"), DateTimeFormat.LongDate)

This is just a thought.

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