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Access export date and time fields and keep certain format

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I have a query that I am exporting and need to keep the format a certain way.
the date needs to look like this

20090707 for July 7, 2009

I have the format correct in the query but when I export it it turns to this.

7/7/2009 1:47:58 PM

Same with the time - I have it set to HHMMSS
hour minute second
and when exporting I get

1:47:58 PM

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FORMAT([Table].[Field], "yyyyMMdd")
Wouldn't this work.
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Also, if you are exporting the result into another table then make sure the target column default format is set to yyyyMMdd. You can set this in the table design mode.
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I put in the query as it is not pulling a date but using today's date

Format(Date(),"yyyyMMdd")

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You can also try

date_format([table].[fld], '%Y%m%d')
#should print "yyyymmdd" 20090631

and

date_format([table].[fld], '%h%i%s')
#should print "hhmmss"

query usage:
$query = "SELECT date_format(datefld , '%Y%m%d') FROM ourTable";

Hope this helps.
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