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Date Not Recognized as date in Access

Posted on 2011-02-16
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Hi, I have a date field that I believe to be properly fomatted as such.  However, my expressions and conditional statements are ignoring it as a date field.  This was confirmed when I went to add a sort feature to it and it tries to sort "with A on top" rather than by the normal date options when it recognizes it as a date.

Please let me know what I can check.  thanks so much.
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Check the data type of the field. It is Text and should Date.
The format is only for display of the content.

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Thanks.  Just figured this out.  What it was ....was a linked datasheet from sharepoint pulling in 5 similar lists.  on one of the lists, the date field was set as text.  When I fixed that and refreshed the linked list in access, it worked just fine.

thanks again.
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You are welcome!

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