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Remaining Months

Posted on 2003-11-11
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Hello all,

I have an Access database with a table that has all of the Cellular phones on my company's account.  One of the fields in each record is the date on which the service contract ends for that phone.  What can I do to get Access to calculate how many months is left on the contract?

Thanks.
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Question by:jonathansnyder
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walterecook earned 250 total points
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Set up a query that looks at your table and have this field:
newfield: [yourDatefield]-date()
(where yourdateField is the name of your date field)
This returns the number in days.
To see it in months:
newfield: Format([yourDatefield]-Date(),"m")

Good luck
Walt
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Select CellID, DateDiff("m",DateField, Date()) As MonthsRemainning From MyTable Order By CellID

Change table name and fields names an make a query out of above SQL.

Mike
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change to:  DateDiff("m",Date,DateField)
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