MS Access - Passing a date Value Input in a Form to an MS Access Report

I have a Form in which a user enters a date value into a text box in the format of mmddyyyy

In my VBA code, I then parse the information as follows:
StartDate = Format(CDate(Left([StartDate], 2) & "/" & Mid([StartDate], 3, 2) & "/" & Right([StartDate], 4)), "MM/DD/YYYY")

Now, I have the start date in a string in the format I want. I can MsgBox the date, I can use it as a filter in a Report, BUT I CANNOT GET THIS DATE TO APPEAR IN MY ACCESS REPORT (the capitalized words describe my problem/question)

I have a control box on my Report and I assign 'Start Date' as the Control Source, but the date field displays as #Error in my report no matter what I do - HELP!
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You can reference the textbox directly as the control source:

=CDate(Format(Forms("NameOfYourForm")!txtStartDate, "00/00/0000"))


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In a standard module declare StartDate as a public variable then it will be available from anywhere.

Public StartDate as string

Then in the Load event of your report.

Me.YourReportControl = StartDate

When you open the report set the openargs to = Startdate.
Then on the report, your text box source =openargs.

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Tom_wbiAuthor Commented:
Hi All,

Thank you for your suggestions. I will be able to test these this afternoon and post the results here.

I will probably evaluate all three suggestions to determine which is most applicable to my particular circumstance.

 Again, sorry for the delay.
Tom_wbiAuthor Commented:
This is what I was looking for!! Sorry about the delay!!!!

Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

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