[QODBC-Desktop] Troubleshooting - How to use Date() And DateAdd() function in QODBC
Posted by Jack - QODBC Support on 13 March 2015 10:05 AM

Troubleshooting - How to use Date() And DateAdd() function in QODBC

Problem Description:

I want to write some select statements on both InvoiceLine and SalesReceiptLine that returns all records dated WITHIN the past 30 days, relative to whatever TODAY is. I'm very familiar with Microsoft SQL syntax, and would normally say... WHERE TxnDate >= getdate()-30

How can I reference "30 days ago" using the QODBC driver?


In QODBC, the function CURDATE() – Returns the current computer system date as a date value.

For example, for Today, April 18, 2006, when the following query:-

SELECT {fn CURDATE()} as Today, ({fn CURDATE()}-30) as "30 Days Ago", TxnDate, RefNumber, InvoiceLineDesc FROM invoiceline WHERE TxnDate >= ({fn CURDATE()}-30) is run in VB Demo the results were:


Problem Description:

I need to select only the transactions that occurred in the last 90 days. I used the Access functions Date() and DateAdd() in the Criteria to filter for those transactions, but I am getting the error message "Invalid Procedure Call". Here is the Criteria that I am trying to use:

Between Date() And DateAdd("dd",-91,Date())

What am I doing wrong? Does QODBC have different functions for this?


To write Pass-thru queries for reading and writing QuickBooks® data using QODBC and Microsoft® Access, you must use the proper date format.

You may use Date Macros but you may also use specifically from and to dates for more flexibility.

This function formats dates with the QODBC format: {d 'YYYY-MM-DD'}. No need to remember the format, just the name of the function: fncqbDate.


Function fncqbDate(myDate As Date) As String
myDate = Nz(myDate, Now)
fncqbDate = "{d '" & Year(myDate) & "-" & Right("00" & Month(myDate), 2) & "-" & Right("00" & Day(myDate), 2) & "'}"
End Function


You might use fncqbDate to help create an SQL string with VBA from user input dates.

mySQL = "sp_report customtxnDetail show TxnType,TxnID, RefNumber, Date, Name ,Memo , Amount,account parameters TxnFilterTypes = 'Check',SummarizeRowsBy = 'TotalOnly',dateFROM = " & fncqbDate(BegDate) & ", dateTO = " & fncqbDate(EndDate) & " where account like '%checking%'"

Put Some Checks into a Table:

Try this out and put some checks on a table:
1. Copy and paste fncqbDate (first function above) into a module.
2. Copy and paste fncGetChecks (function below) into a module.
3. If you need QuickBooks® open to use QODBC, open it make sure you authorized QuickBooks® to communicate with QODBC. 4. Make sure the following references are checked in your Microsoft® Access database:
Visual Basic For Applications
Microsoft Access 10.0 Object Library
Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library

To use fncGetChecks, call it from a form or simply type: fncGetChecks into the immediate window of the Visual Basic Editor.

Change the default connection string if necessary by entering your connection string when prompted.

The function will ask for: a name for the new query (make sure this doesn't already exist in your database)

a beginning date

an ending date

your connection string which may or may not be the default offered

Function fncGetChecks()
On Error GoTo fncGetChecks_err
Dim q As String, Date1 As Date, Date2 As Date
q = InputBox("Give your temporary query a name:", "Temporary Pass-Thru Query", "")
Date1 = InputBox("Enter start date:", "Start Date", FormatDateTime(Now, vbShortDate))
Date2 = InputBox("Enter end date:", "End Date", FormatDateTime(Now, vbShortDate))
Dim db As DAO.Database, qd As DAO.QueryDef
Set db = CurrentDb
Set qd = db.CreateQueryDef(q)
qd.ReturnsRecords = True
qd.Connect = InputBox("Enter connection string:", "", "ODBC;DSN=QuickBooks Data;SERVER=QODBC")
qd.SQL = "sp_report customtxnDetail show TxnType,TxnID, RefNumber, Date, Name ,Memo , Amount,account " & _
"parameters TxnFilterTypes = 'Check',SummarizeRowsBy = 'TotalOnly'," & _
"dateFROM = " & fncqbDate(Date1) & ", dateTO = " & fncqbDate(Date2) & _
" where account like '%checking%'"
DoCmd.RunSQL "select * into tbl" & q & " from " & q
Set qd = Nothing
Set db = Nothing
DoCmd.DeleteObject acQuery, q
DoCmd.OpenTable "tbl" & q
Exit Function

MsgBox Erl & " " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description
End Function

Also, refer:

How to Use Prompted Date Ranges in MS Access 2007 using Vista 


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