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Trouble Converting Text to Data/Time

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I have 1400 hundred records in a table that is store as text but the information is actually dates:

format: 01/30/95

When in design mode, I'm trying to convert the table data type but it says two records would be deleted because they don't contain correct date/time data.  Wondering, is there some sort of query I could do to find the two records and manually update them?  I've eyeballed the data but I'm going cross-eyed trying to find the date that is invalid.  There has got to be an easier way right?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
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try this query

select fieldName from tablex where isdate([fieldname])=0
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you can  try this one too

select fieldName from tablex where isdate([fieldname])=0 or len([fieldname])<>8 or instr([fieldname],"/")=0 or [fieldname] & ""=""
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You're not an expert you are a genius! Thanks!
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Used the first one posted.
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