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Microsoft, Access, 2003, convert 19970519 text to date format

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I am trying to covert the following text field 19970519 to a date field in Access 2003. This text field is in YYYYMMDD.
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by:rockiroads
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something like this perhaps

mydatefield = dateserial(left$(mytextfield,4), mid$(mytextfield,5,2), right$(mytxtfield,2))

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cdate(mid("19970519",5,2)&"/"& mid("19970519",7,2)&"/"&left("19970519",4))

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cdate(mid([datefield],5,2)&"/"& mid([datefield],7,2)&"/"&left([datefield],4))
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VFtechnology
just out of interest, did dateserial not work for you? be interested to know where its failings with regards to your code
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