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Posted on 2011-09-18
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Hi,

I have one table:

Name - Text
Location - Text
Ddate - Date/Time (Medium Date)
Day - Text

The sad part is there is no primary/autonumber in the table.

Situation is something, this database is like 2 years old and the data is being regularly updated. The day column has been recently inserted. Now what we want is to update all the day to weekday names according to the Ddate.

How can I do it?
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Question by:Rahul Sehrawat
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Try this:

1) Backup your database
2) Create a new query
3) In the SQL view enter this (but replace yourtablename):
       Update yourtablename set [Day]=format(Ddate,"dddd")

Running the query should populate the Day field with the day name.

I hope that's what you want, let me know how you get on.
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by:Rahul Sehrawat
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Worked. :)
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