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what does < Date() + 30 mean in access?
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Question by:zachvaldez
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I believe it displays all records that are more than 30 days after the current date. Let me know if this helps.
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<   means less than
Date()   is the current date (Today)
+30   means add 30 days

So it basically means:
Dates Before Today's Date + 30 days

In other words, if today is 1/15/2012, then Date()+30 would be roughly 2/15/2012
Then the formula reduces to <2/15/2012 (Less than 2/15/2012)
So this expression get all dates before (Less than)  2/15/2012

JeffCoachman
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Note that the Date() returns the current date, and is dynamic.

Meaning if today was 7/2/2015
The expression would get all dates before 8/2/2015

;-)

JeffCoachman
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I have a datefield type  with a value of say

03/06/2007 .. so

03/06/2007  < Date() + 30

what should be displayed or not displayed?
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You are asking a question with that expression, so the return value would be True or False (probably not what you intend).  What are you trying to do here?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 100 total points
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Helen is correct, your question does not fit the expression....
Please explain *In Detail* exactly what you have, and exactly what you are trying to accomplish...

<Date()+30  would typically be put in a query as a date filter
Something like:
Only display records where SomeDate field is less than 2/15/2012

Examine this sample
Database115.mdb
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the expression will be something like

where ((workdatefield) < Date() + 30 )

so if workdatefield has  03/06/2007  for example...
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...Then 03/06/2007 will display
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not sure what that answer meant.
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Not sure what your question meant...

Helen and I asked:
"Please explain *In Detail* exactly what you have, and exactly what you are trying to accomplish..."
"What are you trying to do here?"
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Remember, your question here was:
<what does < Date() + 30 mean in access?>
Which I explained fully...
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The original question was answered correctly.
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ok
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