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using Format with dates

I wanna change date format in variable.

Example:
Date is in format "24.7.1998"
and I want it to be in format "24/7/1998"

I have tryed this but when I look at the NewDate after Format-clause like this "MsgBox NewDate" it has't change at all?

NewDate = Format(Date, "dd/mm/yyyy")
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majala
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majala
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cymbolicCommented:
If NewDate is a date type variable, it will display in your default date format.  As a string variable, it should be displaying as you have formatted it.
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anthonycCommented:
if newdate is a date,then you are not going to change it... do this

msgbox format$(newdate, "dd/mm/yyyy")
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majalaAuthor Commented:
I did this:
Dim NextDay As String

NextDay = Day  'Day is in dd/mm/yyyy format and so is NextDay after this
   
NextDay = DateAdd("d", 1, NextDay) 'NextDay is in dd.mm.yyyy format

NextDay = format(NextDay, "dd/mm/yyyy") 'NextDay is still in dd.mm.yyyy format!

Why this isn't working? That $ in anthonyc's answer didn't help either.
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anthonycCommented:
by the way.DAY returns an integer..  

?day(now)
 4

?dateadd("d",1, day(now))
1/4/1900


I'm SURE this is not what you want.....

if I run this:
msgbox format$(dateadd("d", 1, now), "ddmmyyyy")

I get this in the box
05081998

so this works!

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majalaAuthor Commented:
That's correct. I did this
MsgBox Format$(DateAdd("d", 1, Now), "DDMMYYYY")
and I got this in box 05081998.

But when I did this
MsgBox Format$(DateAdd("d", 1, Now), "DD/MM/YYYY")
I got this in box 05.08.1998 and I want it to be 05/08/1998.
Why?
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clifABBCommented:
From the VB help file:
(/) Date separator. In some locales, other characters may be used to represent the date separator. The date separator separates the day, month, and year when date values are formatted. The actual character used as the date separator in formatted output is determined by your system settings.

Actually what you want is to display the / as a literal.  To do this, you need to put a backslash just before it:

The correct answer is:
MsgBox Format$(DateAdd("d", 1, Now), "DD\/MM\/YYYY")

(By the way, thanks for using four digit year :) )
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swiltCommented:
You could replace the "." for "/"


Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim dte As Date
    Dim sNewDate As String
   
    dte = "24.7.1998"
    sNewDate = sRepl(Format$(dte, "dd/mm/yyyy"), ".", "/")
    MsgBox sNewDate
End Sub

Private Function sRepl(ByVal sInp As String, _
                       ByVal sChar As String, _
                       ByVal sRChar As String) As String
    Dim p As Integer
   
    p = InStr(sInp, sChar)
    While p > 0
        Mid$(sInp, p) = sRChar
        p = InStr(sInp, sChar)
    Wend
    sRepl = sInp
End Function

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majalaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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