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Customize input mask for date field

Posted on 2006-07-11
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I have a table that I have linked to a table.  I want the date field to display the date as "mmm, yy" i( Jan 06) instead of the short date (01/01/2006).

How can i do this?

Any help is appreciated.

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by:Jim Horn
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You can't change the table schema of a linked table, only at the source table.

You can change the way it appears in forms by editing the Format property of a control that is bound to your date field.

-Jim
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by:lynnell35
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How would i do this?

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by:Jim Horn
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Where are you at with this right now?
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rockiroads earned 125 total points
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As Jim says, u can modify the field on a form

If u open a form, go in design view, select your field and look at its properties
there is one called Format

u can pick a predefined one or make your own

e.g. a format specified like this

mmm", "yy


will display Jan, 06

Bear in mind though, if this field is editable, then u will lose this format when that field gets focus. but reverts back when u lose focus


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by:rockiroads
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thanks lynnell35
I wonder though if some credit should go to Jim since he suggested u use the format property
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by:lynnell35
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Yes, thanks you.  I would like to split the points between the both of you.   Sorry Jim, when i finally got around to opening this message i was in such a rush that just saw the code and clicked accept.

Once again thanks for all of your help.  I don't know what i would do with out you gusy.



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Raise a question in community support asking them to reopen this so u can award points accordingly
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