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Changing date field color within query - Access/VBA

Hi Experts

I have following condition for which i would like to have fields highlited with colors when query results being viewed in Datasheet view.

1 = Red
2 = Yellow

IIf(([DATEDUE]<Date()),1,IIf([DATEDUE]>Date() And [DATEDUE]<DateAdd("d",+30,Date()),2))

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peter57rCommented:
You can't do that in a query datasheet.

You need to build a form from your query and you can then use Conditional Formatting  (from the format menu) for the field. The default view for your form can be set as datasheet in the form properties.
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driversAuthor Commented:
Hi

Thanks for suggestion, due to nature of this dynamic query its lot of overhead for me. It is actually being exported to excel and was hoping that formatting show up in excel too..

There is a suggestion somwhere to use field Format property within QBE using 0[Black];0[Red];0[Black], however trying to use with logic (two colors as stated above) but can't seems to figure out.

Any ideas?

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peter57rCommented:
The field formats represent     positives ; negatives; zero   so you can't use the feature to distinguish between positive values.

( Although if it could be used, then  the formatting would carry over to Excel on an export.)

I'm afraid I can't see a solution for you using the query datasheet.
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driversAuthor Commented:
well i guess i have to take that as last resort, but before i am wondering is it possible if i can call this from creating a function? if it is then can you give me high level example

some thing like this

if queries!testquery!Datedueflag = 1 then
   queries!testquery!Datedueflag.backcolor(or fontcolor) = vbred
   elseif ......
endif


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peter57rCommented:
In a continuous form or datasheet , the only way to get different colours in different records is to use conditional formatting.

If you use code, then the colour that is appropriate to the current record is applied to all visible records.
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driversAuthor Commented:
ok..thanks for your help anyway
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