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Experts,

I want to update the TASKS.DueDate if DueDate = Current Date.
If equals Current Date then Add 1 day.
format of [DueDate] = Short Date

I am making an update query for this.

I am not sure if I can use an IIF in the criteria section.  
If I can then I dont know the syntax.

thank you.
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Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
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'Assuming 'Current Date' means whatever the current date is, and not a column name

UPDATE TASKS
Set DueDate = DateAdd("d", 1, DueDate)
WHERE DueDate = Date
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<No Points wanted...>

Remember that you don't have to make a dedicated saved query.

You can run Jim's SQL like so from a button:

Dim strSQL as String
strSQL ="UPDATE TASKS Set DueDate = DateAdd('d', 1, DueDate) WHERE DueDate = Date "
Currentdb.execute strSQL, Dbfailonerror

In this way you are not creating saved queries that can be accidentally run, (or worse deleted), by accident.
This also keeps your object count low.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:pdvsa
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Jim thank you... That should be my answer although not at a computer now to test.

Jeff:  thanks for that tip.  I was wondering about how an expert would do that.   The button method is nice.  I will use that.  I feel obligated to award you some points for that tip.

Thank you both
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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No Points wanted for me...
;-)

Jim answered your question directly here.

I just posted some extra info that Jim or any other expert could have posted...

Take it as a late Holiday present...

;-)

Jeff
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by:pdvsa
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Thank you.
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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by:pdvsa
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Jim / Jeff:

Finally at a computer and I am testing under the button method.
Wondering if you know why I get an error of "too few paramters" error 3061  
I am running the button from a report built on the table "TASKS" (if that makes a difference)

thanks..

error
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by:Jim Horn
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Since you're writing VBA to pass a T-SQL statement, gotta pass the date outside of the quotes so that it passes the date, and not text called 'Date'

strSQL = "UPDATE TASKS Set DueDate = DateAdd('d', 1, DueDate) WHERE DueDate=#" & Date() & "#"

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thank you Jim.  that worked perfectly.
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