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Access 2003: Convert date into text

Hi:
I have a field called [ShortDate] which reads a year and month as:  "2006 06" for 2006 June.  I would like to make another field from this one that reads: "2006 June".  I imagine that an amendment to the following query would be easiest.

SELECT tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.KEY, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.DEPT, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.REC, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.NAME, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.CODE, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.FDATE_Converted, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.FDATE, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.DESC, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate INTO tblTeam3APPOsByOperator
FROM tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted
WHERE (((tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "RM" Or (tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "CD" Or (tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "NC"));

Thanks!

Charlie
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rockiroadsCommented:
format your date field like this

Format([datefld],"YYYY MMMM")

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rockiroadsCommented:
which field is it u want
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mbizupCommented:
It sounds like [ShortDate ] is a string and not a date type?  Give this a try...

SELECT tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.KEY, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.DEPT, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.REC, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.NAME, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.CODE, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.FDATE_Converted, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.FDATE, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.DESC, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID, tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate,
Left( tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate,4) & " "  & MonthName( Right(tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate,2))  As FormattedShortDate
 INTO tblTeam3APPOsByOperator
FROM tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted
WHERE (((tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "RM" Or (tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "CD" Or (tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.OP_ID) Like "NC"));


I added this:
Left( tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate,4) & " "  & MonthName( Right(tblTFILE_New_TFILE_DateA60504_Converted.ShortDate,2))  As FormattedShortDate

to convert formats like 2006 06 to 2006 June
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cepesAuthor Commented:
[ShortDate]
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cepesAuthor Commented:
Sorry... just thought of another issue...  If I change to "2006 June" formatting, I lose the sort sequence order of having 2006 06...  I suppose I could sort by ShortDate and make it not visible in the report...

Charlie
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mbizupCommented:
That would be the best way to go... simpler than working out a sort  on 2006 June etc.
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