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Have 2-txtboxes, where user enters date. I'd like to know the number of days between the entered dates:

If DateDiff("d", Me!txt0, Me!txt1) > 5 Then
Msgbox "5+"
End If

but I'm getting "Type MisMatch"

any ideas....
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Question by:debbie790
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 7006032
This can only be if the value in the textboxes is not a valid date

Try to check using the IsDate(Me!txt0.Text) if the value is recognized as a date or not.

CHeers
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Paurths earned 200 total points
ID: 7006033
try

If DateDiff("d", CDate(Me!txt0), CDate(Me!txt1)) > 5 Then
Msgbox "5+"
End If

cheers
Ricky

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by:bruintje
ID: 7006048
Hi Debbie790,

-you should be sure there are dates entered in the textboxes
-make their format property something like short date
-and then you can do something like

If DateDiff("d", CDate(Me!Txt0), CDate(Me!Txt1)) > 5 Then

-and better rename your date boxes to something meaningful for easier reading

HTH:O)Bruintje
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by:bruintje
ID: 7006051
next i'll refresh first :)
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by:emorrie
ID: 7006098
DateDiff works on Date/Time field values.  It does not convert Text fields to Date/Time on the fly.  You can try the CDate function to convert a text string to a date before using datediff.

If DateDiff("d", CDate(Me!txt0), CDate(Me!txt1))>5 Then
    Do stuff here
End If
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by:emorrie
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same here bruintje.

Sorry for the duplicate info
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