Enter Parameter Value FOR DATE and FORMAT?!
Posted on 2002-06-24
I have a strange situation in one of my databases. When I Insert Date and Time into its reports by using the Insert/Date and Time from the Menu bar, it asks me to "Enter Parameter Value" for Format, and then for Date, in two separate dialogue boxes, upon opening the Report. If I click OK, only "#Name?" appears in the report. In other words, the database doesn't seem to recognize these two functions.
This is the Data expression that Access is generating automatically:
=Format(Date(),"Long Date") & " " & Format(Time(),"Long Time")
I tried many things, to no avail, such as Referencing more items in the VBA Editor's Tools Menu, changing the Start-Up options for the database, and creating a few new Reports using its own Wizard. But apparently this database does not recognize the Date and Format functions at all. So far, N0W() has solved the problem [which I think is from the same library as the other two], but it is not a complete solution, of course. Interestingly enough, the other databases that I have created don't seem to have this problem, as the Insert Date and Time seems to work OK, generating the same expression, and yielding full day, date and time in the report.
Do you know what causes this behavior and how is it possible to solve the problem?
Thanks in advance for your input.