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Date comparison after format cdate

avoorheis
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I have a linked csv table that contains a date in the format of Oct 2006 and my link spec brings it in as text.
This query works ok:
SELECT Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm") AS Expr1
FROM tblPCGoogleReport;

this query works ok:
SELECT Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm") AS Expr1
FROM tblPCGoogleSLXMatch INNER JOIN tblPCGoogleReport ON tblPCGoogleSLXMatch.[Google Account Name] = tblPCGoogleReport.Account
ORDER BY Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm");

this query errors with data type mismatch:
SELECT Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm") AS Expr1
FROM tblPCGoogleReport
ORDER BY Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm");

I don't understand why I get an error in the 3rd query...any ideas?


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Commented:
isnt the 3rd query the same as the 1st except u have ordering?

try ordering using columnn numbers
e.g.

SELECT Format(CDate([Month]),"yy/mm") AS Expr1
FROM tblPCGoogleReport
ORDER BY 1


only other thing is perhaps [Month] contains nulls or an invalid date

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Commented:
Silly me, for expecting to be sent clean data. Yes, there was a record that had bad data.

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