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I have a variable that has a date datatype. I need that variable to contain the current date as well as the time. How can I do this?

Lisa
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lmred
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Ryan ChongCommented:
Dim myDate As Date

myDate = Now()

Debug.Print myDate
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hesCommented:
Try using

Dim MyDate As Date
MyDate = Now()
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MadmarlinCommented:
Dim myDate As Date

myDate = Format(Now(), "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss")

So at the time I worte this

mydate = '2002-12-03 15:38:33'



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lmredAuthor Commented:
Should have asked this question a different way. The variable I have has a value in it. It is passed into my function. I need to take that variable and format it with that date and the time. For example:

Function Save Activity(dtActivity)

It needs to be formatted here so I can save it to a SQL Server table.


End Function
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trkcorpCommented:
CDate(variable)
Will take a string = "3/12/02 13:00:00"
and convert it to a date value
For ex:
"INSERT Table (MyDateTime) VALUES('" & CDate(MyVar) & "')"

Or for ex:
Dim s as String
s = "2/12/02 13:00:00"
text1.text = CDate(s)
Text box will display:
2/12/2002 1:00:00 PM
(Using your regional settings as a template...)
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trkcorpCommented:
also:
s = "2/12/02"
Text1.text = CDate(s)
Text box will display:
2/12/2002
(Using your regional settings as a template...)

"INSERT Table (MyDateTime) VALUES('" & CDate(s) & "')"

Would put the date and a default time of midnight, because no time was provided...
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lmredAuthor Commented:
the variable comes in as datatype Date....but it still doesn't have the time with it....
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trkcorpCommented:
So, what do you want to do, time stamp it?

Function Save Activity(dtActivity)

dim s as string
if isdate(dtactivity) then
  s = cstr(dtactivity) & " " & format$(now,"hh:mm:ss")
  dtactivity = cdate(s)

'  "INSERT Table (MyDateTime) VALUES('" & dtactivity & "')"

end if
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ebosscherCommented:
Imred,

Why is the time important?

SQL Server will accept the date without the time and stamp a default time (I believe 12:00:00) on it

If you need to query later based on the time, or you are doing OLTP where you need to know exactly WHEN you received the transaction maybe look at getting more information passed into the function.

Evan
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trkcorpCommented:
<<the variable comes in as datatype Date....but it still doesn't have the time with it.... >>
???????????????
A Date variable does not require a time but will accept it if provided.  In other words, if your parameter came into your function without a time, there isn't a time to extrapolate from it...  If it did then there is, period, end of story...  
None of us seem to be getting what it is you are after.
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lmredAuthor Commented:
When I passed this variable in, it was as the keyword Date. So time wasn't appended to it. Maybe I should've passed it in as Now(). I know SQL will accept it without time, but we need the time stored as well. I didn't realize this requirement when I first coded it.
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ebosscherCommented:
Yeah, I think passing it as Now() would fix the problem.

Let me know if it works out!

Cheers!
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trkcorpCommented:
Well, then there you go.  Pass Now.
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lmredAuthor Commented:
Ok! Iused trkcorp's code and it returned the date and time.
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lmredAuthor Commented:
Thanks everybody for your help!

Lisa
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trkcorpCommented:
You're welcome...
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