SSRS default date 20th of month

Hello I've converted a spreadsheet into a SSRS report which is run on the 20th of month and I need to pass the 20th of the current month as a default value (start date). If the 20th falls on a Saturday, default to friday 19th. If the 20th falls on Sunday default to Friday 18th. How do I do this and what is the best way of doing it?
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asked May 31, 2011 at 05:47 AM in Default

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Personally, I would handle this within the stored procedure and not try and work this out in SSRS.

This code snippet shows how to determine a startdate according to your rules. Note that in my environment the week starts on a Sunday (i.e.@@DATEFIRST = 7) - if you have a different start to the week you will need to adjust the values.

declare @d datetime
--set @d = '20 august 2011' -- saturday
set @d = '20 November 2011' -- sunday

select @startdate = case 
                 when DATEPART(dw,@d) = 7 --Saturday
                   then @d-1
                 when DATEPART(dw,@d) = 1 -- Sunday
                   then @d -2
              else @d    
select @startdate
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answered May 31, 2011 at 05:59 AM

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I don't own the db so would rather not have to create stored procs if possible... also when declaring date time it needs to be 20th of the current month not a historical or set date.
May 31, 2011 at 06:14 AM jhowe
substitute the hard coded date for getdate() function
May 31, 2011 at 06:47 AM megamanblue
I presumed there was user input specifying dates, with an optional default
May 31, 2011 at 06:59 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
Can you not change the report SQL at all? It sounds like you can't as the report exists, but you have a specific requirement to call it with specific parameters - is this right?
May 31, 2011 at 07:02 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
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