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Get Previous Month in VB6

Posted on 2006-06-13
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I am writing a VB6 program and I would like to have it use previous month- instead of the current month.  The current syntax is:

txtDay.Value=Format(Now(), "dd")
txtMonth.Value=Format(Now(), "mm")
txtYEar.Value=Format(Now(), "yy")


I need to change the now() part to reflect the previous month.  Please advise.  I need to use the existing code.  Thanks!
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txtDay.Value=Format(Now(), "dd")
txtMonth.Value=Format(dateadd("m", -1,Now()), "mm")
txtYEar.Value=Format(dateadd("m", -1,Now()), "yy")
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>I need to change the now() part to reflect the previous month.  Please advise.  I need to use the existing code.  Thanks!

you would need to create a function called NOW() yourself returning the value of dateadd("m",-1,date())
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by:dancebert
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What do you mean by 'previous month'?  angelIII gave you a solution for the same day of the month in the previous month.  For example if today is 6/13/06, his dateadd call will return 5/13/06.  But what if today 10/31/06?  There is no 9/31/06, the dateadd call will return 9/30/06.  Is that what you want?
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