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Posted on 2001-06-13
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I have imported over 20,000 records into an access database and the format on one of the date fields reads year/month/day.  Is there any way to code or format that field to read month/day/year?  

Can it be done by grabbing the first 4 digits (say "1999") and assigning those digits to a variable (say "y") and the next two digits to "m" and the last 2 digits to "d"?

Any help with this would be appreciated.

Mike
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by:TimCottee
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just use Format(DateValue,"mm/dd/yyyy")

This will take any date field or valid date formatted string and convert it to a string in the appropriate format.
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by:TimCottee
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just use Format(DateValue,"mm/dd/yyyy")

This will take any date field or valid date formatted string and convert it to a string in the appropriate format.
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by:wileecoy
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It depends on the format of the field in the database.

If the field is a number, I would do the following:

Assume MyDate is the result you need and TheDate is the field in the database now.

MyDate = mid(TheDate, 5,2) & "/" & right(TheDate,2) & "/" & left(TheDate,4)

That will produce MyMonth = MM/DD/YYYY

(I have to do this with our accounting software - this was their solution to the Y2K issue rather than actually have a date formatted field - Macola!)

Otherwise, if the field is a date format, just not the one you need, you can do the following:

MyDate = format(TheDate, "MM/DD/YYYY")

That should do it for you!

Hope that helps.

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wileecoy earned 100 total points
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bauerm,

I forgot to clarify...

By an access field formatted as a number and used as a date in my example, the actual value of the field is:

20010613

This is YYYYMMDD.

As TimCottee explains, any value that represents a date format (i.e., 2001/06/13) can be changed to your preference with the Format function.

Good Luck!
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by:bauerm
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That worked, thanks for the help
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