I have a report that I created from a Faircom database using an ODBC data source. The field I pulled from the database was a date field, but Crystal sees it as just plain text. Since Crystal doesn't see it as a date or time field, then I don't have the date/time formatting options for the field. In order to get Crystal to see it as a date, I have to parse the data then convert it to a date using VB. Since I'm only a novice at VB (can understand most code, can modify existing code, but not yet confident enough to write my own) I need help trying to get this to work. Right now the data on the report looks like "YYYY MM DD", with out the quotes, I want it to look like "MM/DD/YYYY". Any help would be greatly appreciated.