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Format a date in Microsoft Access 2007 in a query

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I have a query where I'm pulling the month from the date using a DatePart function:

Month: DatePart("m",[startDate])

How then, would I format this date to spell out the entire month?  I tried this

                             FullMonth: Format(DatePart("m",[startDate]),"mmmm")

but it's not working.  It's spelling out the complete months, but the months are all wrong.  

Thanks!
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How about just

FullMonth: Format([startDate],"mmmm")

You could add more if needed (Year, etc)

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Format(StartDate,"mmmm")
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For example:

FullMonth: Format([startDate],"mmmm  mm-dd-yyyy")

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Thanks, everybody.  I'm just starting to get back into working with Access after ten years of being away from it.  :)
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You are welcome.

An welcome back to Access.

And thank you for using Experts Exchange ..

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Ditto ;-)
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