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# Setting Date Problem

Posted on 2004-09-07
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Hi guys I have a problem with setting a date.  I am defining two starting dates and then trying to calculate an ending date automatically.

I first define my two starting dates (dd/mm/yyyy    Australian format):

dim startDate01 as date = "1/07/2004"
dim startDate02 as date = "1/08/2004"

then I want an ending date for 'StartDate01' - this has to be '30/07/2004'

so I do the following:

dim endDate01 as date = DateAdd("d", -1, startDate02)

and the result I get is:

'30/07/2009'

So the day and month calculation is correct but why is my year now incremented by 5 years?

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Question by:jakekula
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razo earned 1000 total points
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it worked perfectly fine
by the way it shoulld give 31/07/2004
can u post all ur code
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123654789987 earned 500 total points
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This code gave me the right answer.

Try this

Dim startDate01 As Date = "07/01/2004"
Dim startDate02 As Date = "08/01/2004"

Dim endDate01 As Date = DateAdd("d", -1, startDate02)

MessageBox.Show(endDate01.ToString)

As u see I have changed the format of the startDate. It is expecting the date to be in this format
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razo earned 1000 total points
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i used the australian format and it worked...so i think the error is caused b something else
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ID: 12004775
Hello,
I tested with English (Austrial) in Regional Settings in Control panel and got:  31/07/2004.

Thanks
-FA
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ID: 12012265
Thanks guys, the problem was actually something else, I'll split the point between the four of you.

Cheers,

JK
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