Microsoft Access VBA - count records with date comparisons

First of all I am still a novice with Microsoft Access VBA and queries.

I am trying to work out how I can count records in a MS Access 2010 table, based on comparing a date field with today's date in an Event Procedure within a form.

Basically I have the field "app date" in a table called "tblMain"and I want to count the number of records in which the "app date" was more than 1 calendar month ago. I am assuming this uses a DCount statement but I'm not sure how to implement this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Try something like this.  Post it in the SQL view, and update as needed with actual table/column names:


SELECT Count([app date]) AS Records
FROM [tblMain]
WHERE [app date] <= DateAdd("m", -1, Date())

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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
As a DCount:



DCount("[app date]", "[tblMain]", "[app date] <= #" & Date() & "#")
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GRayLCommented:
Patrick:  Your DCount doesn't cut it.
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
<smacks own head for forgetting the date adjustment />

DCount("[app date]", "[tblMain]", "[app date] <= #" & DateAdd("m", -1, Date()) & "#")
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GRayLCommented:
Now you've covered the bases.
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