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I have a date: 11/04/2006 and I want it to be formatted to MMYY, so it would = 1106, is there a formatting function that will do this?
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by:bobbit31
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MsgBox Format(<yourDate>, "mmyy")
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by:Able22
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This is what I have in my code currently:


lexpire = Format(vexpire, "mmyy")   ' where vexpire = "10/31/2006"

lexpire gets set to 10/2/1902 , both vexpire and lexpire as Date field types

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You must have lexpire defined as a date. Format is returning a variant (string). When you assign to the date variable it converts to a date based on what it has (1006). If you change lexpire to a string you will get the result you expect.

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by:Able22
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you mean lexpire has to be defined as a string, not a date..  That worked..  Thanks...
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