This is a two part question, but first let me explain a few things. I am using Microsoft Access 2003 with linked tables from an AS400. We typically use Access to run small or quick reports that we do not need often. In this case, I wish to pull a report that shows what was shipped during a specific period. Obviously, I can enter the date as YYYYMMDD and it will run the query and show me what I need.
Now for the first question. How can I tell Access that the specific column with the date is an actual date column? In other words, as far as Access is concerned now, it is just a column with numbers in its records. I want Access to recognize that column from the linked AS400 table as a date.
The second question is then how do I ask Access to run a report using a range of dates?