Converting date time

how do i convert

     7/12/2000 3:11:36 PM                    to               07-12-2000
     10/25/2000 2:02:29 PM                  to               10-25-2000

the basic requirements being 10 characters and dashes as dividers

using access 2000 at the moment and preferring a Query

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:

         format(#7/12/2000 3:11:36 PM#,"mm-dd-yyyy")

If your date is stored as a DateTime then

Select Format(mycolumn, "dd-mm-yyyy") as DateString From myTable

If your date is currently stored as a string you could try converting it to a string first using CDate then using Format to render it as a string

Select Format( CDate(mycolumn), "dd-mm-yyyy") as DateString From myTable
Dale FyeCommented:
Format(#7/12/2000 3:11:36 PM#, "mm-dd-yyyy")
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
or using your field name


take note that this will return a text string not date

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