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DateAdd to a field in access

Posted on 2013-01-02
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I have a button in Access that copies one record and then saves it in the same table.


DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPaste
   
   MsgBox "Re-Evaluation Created", vbInformation, ""

The table is called Initial_Eval, and the field is called Eval_date.

I want to change the date by 1, thus increasing the day. I'd like to add a command in the above script to change the date by 1 using the DateAdd.

What's the best way to do this?

So far I have:
Dim DateX As Date
DateX = Dlookup("Eval_date", "Initial_Eval","")
DateAdd("d",1, DateX)

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But I'm not even sure that's right, and I know I need to re-store the value after modifying it.

Any ideas?
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by:IrogSinta
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Since you are already on the new duplicated record, you can just add this:
   Me.Eval_date = DateAdd("d", 1, Date)
   Dirty = False

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Ok, so I tried the above and I have this:

 DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
   DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPaste
   Me.Eval_date = DateAdd("d", 1, Date)
   Dirty = False

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But instead of taking the last date (like if the Record was from 12 Dec), it takes the current date and adds 1 to it. So it copied the record and then the script put 3 Jan in there (and today is the 2nd of Jan) instead of it being 13 Dec.
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Use this:
   Me.Eval_date = DateAdd("d", 1, Me.Eval_Date)
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Brilliant!

So, if I have a number stored in a field, and the field type is set to number, if I want to add 1 to it I thought it would look like this

Me.Current_visit = [Me.Current_visit] + 1

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But I'm getting an error with that too. Why wouldn't that work?
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What error message are you getting?
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The MS Visual Basic for Applications opens up and then says

Compile error:

Method or data member not found.
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Do you have a textbox named Current_visit in your form?
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I don't, it's just called Visit
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If Visit is bound to a field in your table and you want to increment it by 1, you would use:
Me.Visit = [Me.Visit] + 1
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Yea, it's still not going.

I've attached it here for you to look at if you want.

If you bring up a record (I was testing with Dora TheExplorer), if you click on Initial Evaluation, and then Create re-Evaluation, it copies the record and adds 1 to the date like it's suppose to.

I took that code (to add the date) and put it on the Daily Note Form/Tab, and that same code to copy the date and add 1 gets that Method error, as well as when I try to increment the visit +1

So, what should happen on the Daily Notes page, when you click "New Note/Copy Current" it should copy the note, add 1 to the date and increase the Visit by 1.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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Can you save your database as 2007 version.  I don't have 2010.
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I just tried and it won't let me because it says it uses features that are only available in access 2010
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Do I need to declare the variables? I've been reading some stuff about that.

For the current form, the code is.
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdCopy
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSelectRecord
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPaste
  Me.Apt_Date = DateAdd("d", 0, Me.Apt_Date)
  Me.Current_visit = [Me.Current_visit] + 1
  Dirty = False
MsgBox "Re-Evaluation Created", vbInformation, ""

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Go ahead and save a copy of your database in 2007.  Don't worry about the warning.  I just need to see what you have.
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It won't even give me the option, unless there is a way I don't know how.

When I do a Save As, I can't change the file type or hit the drop down to select "All Files" and then change the extension.

If I do a Save & Publish, and Save Database As, and then Acess 2002-2003 .mbd, an error pop up comes and the only option is OK.

I've attached a screen shot of the error, let me know if it's any assistance at all.

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I believe you gave the textbox control that holds Apt_Date a different name.  You need to use the name of the textbox control when using the Me keyword which is used to refer to controls on a form.  Or you can remove that keyword from your line of code.

Apt_Date = DateAdd("d", 0, Apt_Date)
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Brilliant! It's working perfectly now, for the changes to both variables. Thanks a ton, you've been a lifesaver.
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