vb6 Using SQL 'Delete From' with a date

Experts please

In a vb6 app which draws data from an Access 2000 database, I want to delete all records that are 7 or more days old. The following deletes all records regardless of date. ActDate is a date/time field

    Dim dCutOff As Date
    dCutOff = DateAdd("d", -7, Date)
    sSQL = "DELETE FROM activity where ActDate" & " < " & "#" & dCutOff & "#;"
    Set rs = cn.Execute(sSQL, , adCmdText)

What's wrong, and what should be done to fix the problem, please

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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Hi Gordon_Atherley,

Try this
sSQL = "DELETE FROM activity where ActDate < #" & format(dCutOff, "yyyy/mm/dd") & "#;"


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Hi Gordon_Atherley,
Is your system set to dd/mm/yyyy? In that case, the program might be looking at say, the the 4th of June instead of the 6th of April, causing your problem.

One way to overcome this is to change the following line:

    dCutOff = Format(DateAdd('d',-7,Now), "yyyy-mmm-dd")

Gordon_AtherleyAuthor Commented:
emoreau and Dabas

You diagnosed the problem and provided effective solutions which differed slightly in approach. Your responses were but 2 minutes apart. Splitting the points seemed the fairest way to go

Thank you both

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