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MS Access - String to Date Conversion

Posted on 2012-12-24
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To whom it may concern,

I currently have the text variable [Rating Start Date] which assumes one of two values: a) Either a value of "No Existing Value", or b) a date value of ddmmyyyy.

What I am trying to do is retain the values of "No Existing Value"  but convert all of ddmmyyyy formats into mm/dd/yyyy formats. Below is the formula that I've been using. I also offer samples of current and desired output in the attached Excel file.

IIf([Rating Start Date]="No Existing Value","No Existing Value",CDate(Format([Rating Start Date],"mm/dd/yyyy"))) AS Test

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

-Maroulator
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As a calculated value, format(DateSerial(right([Rating Start Date]), mid([rating start date], 3,2), left([rating start date], 2)), "mm/dd/yyyy")
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IIf([Rating Start Date]="No Existing Value","No Existing Value", format(DateSerial(right([Rating Start Date]), mid([rating start date], 3,2), left([rating start date], 2)), "mm/dd/yyyy")) as Test
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This is why I don't like access... Does it not have a "CONVERT" statement?
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Small correction to  jerryb30's code: IIf([Rating Start Date]="No Existing Value","No Existing Value", format(DateSerial(right([Rating Start Date],4), mid([Rating Start Date], 3,2), left([Rating Start Date], 2)), "mm/dd/yyyy")) as Test
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^ty
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