Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Function to find last 6 month from the current date

Posted on 2004-03-29
5
231 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Dear Experts,

I have a problem in finding the last 6 month from the current date.
example:
the last 6 month from march 2004 are
Sep '03, Okt 03, Nov 03, Dec 03, Jan '04, and Feb '04.
are there anyone could help me how to make function for this problem in access.
Please Help...

Regards,
fbachri
0
Comment
Question by:fbachri
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 10702280
you could use the dateadd function

ie.  newDate = DateAdd("m",-6,now())

returns a date 6 months ago
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 10702290
so to display the last 6 months (depending on what order you want, just change the loop)

dim i as byte

for i = 6 to 1 step -1
    debug.print "Date as of " & i & " months ago", dateAdd("m",i,now())
next i
0
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
rockiroads earned 100 total points
ID: 10702323
sorry, that should be

dateAdd("m",i*-1,now())

or you can just add the negative values in the loop (for i = -6 to -1)
0
 

Author Comment

by:fbachri
ID: 10702709
Thanks....
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:rockiroads
ID: 10702720
eh, no worries

just to let you know, there is an alternative, good for building dates

DateSerial
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the previous article, Using a Critera Form to Filter Records (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6069.html), the form was basically a data container storing user input, which queries and other database objects could read. The form had to remain op…
In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
Using Microsoft Access, learn some simple rules for how to construct tables in a relational database. Split up all multi-value fields into single values: Split up fields that belong to other things into separate tables: Make sure that all record…
With Microsoft Access, learn how to specify relationships between tables and set various options on the relationship. Add the tables: Create the relationship: Decide if you’re going to set referential integrity: Decide if you want cascade upda…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question