In my application, I deal with dates which I pull from a database. For some of the records, the date field is blank in the database. When I pull the dates from the database and assign it to a variable (say x), i assign x the value -1 if the date field is blank. In order to do this I need to declare x as a variant(since it has to store a dae variabl or -1). I do not want to store it as a variant. Please let me know of a better way. I am assigning -1 to do some basic error checking. For eg i might do a simple check like this:
if x <> -1 then
'Do nothing or report date is empty
'use the date fields
hope i have made myself clear.