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DateDiff Function - European Dates

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Without changing the regional settings of a machine......

How can I compare 2 european dates without getting the number 31 by comparing '07/09/04' and  '08/09/04'

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Aviva
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by:bluV11t
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Try adding "Set dateformat dmy;" at the start of your sql-statement.
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by:avivak1
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let me rephrase..I'm using the DateDiff function
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by:avivak1
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and if i do change the regional settings would that change the Now() function to european date format?
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by:bluV11t
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My mistake... I assumed you were using datediff in a database query.
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by:bluV11t
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I'm quite sure changing regional settings would change Now() functions return to the format you specify.
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You probably have to rearrange the dates yourself before comparing it, somthing like this...

day1 = datepart(d, '07/09/04')
month1= datepart(m, '07/09/04')
year1= datepart(y, '07/09/04')
date1=day1 & "/" & month1 & "/" & year1

day2 = datepart(d, '08/09/04')
month2= datepart(m, '08/09/04')
year2= datepart(y, '08/09/04')
date2=day2 & "/" & month2 & "/" & year2

difference = datediff(d, date1, date2)
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by:avivak1
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blah ok :)
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