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in vb6 I have a string 11012004 that I want to convert to be read as a date. I tried to use the cdate but got type mismatch errors. Anyone know how this could be done?
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Question by:cdb424ttm
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by:JR2003
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Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim sDate As String
    Dim dDate As Date
    sDate = "11012004"
    dDate = CDate(Right$(sDate, 4) & "-" & Mid$(sDate, 3, 2) & "-" & Left$(sDate, 2))
    MsgBox dDate
End Sub
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by:Erick37
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as long as the string is of the same length:

Dim sDate As String
Dim TheDate As Date

sDate = "11012004"
sDate = Format(sDate, "@@/@@/@@@@")

If IsDate(sDate) Then
    TheDate = CDate(sDate)
End If

Debug.Print Format(TheDate, "mmm dd, yyyy")
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Éric Moreau earned 2000 total points
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You can also use DateSerial:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim dtmDate As Date
Dim strDate As String

    strDate = "11012004"
   
    dtmDate = DateSerial(Mid$(strDate, 5, 4), Mid$(strDate, 1, 2), Mid$(strDate, 3, 2))
    MsgBox dtmDate
End Sub
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