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By: Alan Shiers - ashiers

Display current date in report

2005-05-28 11:41

Hi there,

I've been trying to figure out how to display the current date in my report. I declared a variable of type Date and later call on the variable in a textfield object, as you can see below. It's not working. I keep getting NullPointerExceptions. Can someone please explain where it is I've gone wrong?







<variable name="Today" class="java.util.Date" calculation="System">

<variableExpression><![CDATA[new Date()]]></variableExpression>




<reportElement positionType="Float" isPrintRepeatedValues="false" x="105" y="110" width="66" height="20"/>

<textElement> <font fontName="sansserif" size="10" isBold="false" isItalic="false" isUnderline="false" isStrikeThrough="false" pdfFontName="Helvetica" pdfEncoding="Cp1252" isPdfEmbedded="false"/>


<textFieldExpression class="java.lang.String"><![CDATA[new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd")).format($V{Today})]]></textFieldExpression>






By: jorge - sirion_oef

RE: Display current date in report

2005-05-28 16:52

you could pass the date like a parameter to your report





By: John Zoetebier - johnzoet

RE: Display current date in report

2005-07-19 22:24

I got it working like this:


<variable name="Today" class="java.lang.String" resetType="Report" calculation="Nothing">

<variableExpression><![CDATA[(new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd")).format(new Date())]]></variableExpression>





<textFieldExpression class="java.lang.String"><![CDATA[$V{Today}]]></textFieldExpression>



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