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Posted on 2012-03-19
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Why is only the first part working on this?  This only subtracts 5% from all prices.

Iff([DatePosted]>3/4/2012,[Price]-.05*[Price],[Price]-.03*[Price])

I appreciate your help.
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Question by:ocdc
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Try this ... with #'s wrapping the date:

Iff([DatePosted] > #3/4 /2012#, [Price] - 0.05 * [Price], [Price] - 0.03 * [Price])

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by:ocdc
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the #'s prompt me for a date.  [DatePosted] is the date, so I should not be getting a prompt.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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I had one extra space in the date literal ... try this:

Iff([DatePosted] > #3/4/2012#, [Price] - 0.05 * [Price], [Price] - 0.03 * [Price])

or

Iff([DatePosted] > CDate("3/4/2012"), [Price] - 0.05 * [Price], [Price] - 0.03 * [Price])

Are you using this in a query?

mx
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by:ocdc
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It worked great.  Thanks.
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which one ?
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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I'm assuming you guys meant  IIF( )   not    IFF( )

;-)

You could also have used:

[Price] * (1-iif([DatePosted] > #3/4/2012#, .05, .03))
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