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Breaking down a date

Posted on 2001-09-17
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I have a program that asks a user for a date.  I take the input and make sure it's valid and then I convert it using CDate into the MM/DD/YYYY format.

However, the system I am writing this program for requires the date to be in the MMDDYY format.  How can I cut out the proper fields from the MM/DD/YYYY to get it into the MMDDYY format?
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Question by:ahelgeson
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ripnasty earned 100 total points
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Use the Format function

strDate = Format (yourdatefield, "mmddyy")

i.e. You want to format the current date

strDate = Format(Now(), "mmddyy")
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by:Arthur_Wood
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You can use the Format$ function:

NewDate = Format$(OldDate,"MMDDYY")
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by:rspahitz
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First, I'd recommend using a date-picker function so that you don't have to validate the date (since it can be in many different formats.)

Once you have a date in date format (CDate will do that), you can use Month(TheDate), Day(TheDate), Year(TheDate), then tack these pieces together.

Alternately, you can convert the date to a string, then extract the pieces:

left$(MyDate,2) & mid$(MyDate, 4,2) & right$(MyDate,2)
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by:ahelgeson
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This is exactly what I was looking for!

Thanks!
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