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Access 2010 SQL Query - Looking up last month's data

Posted on 2013-01-07
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Greetings Experts!

I am trying to create a query that looks up dates only from last month. You'll laugh, but here's the where clause I had and it worked:

WHERE (((DatePart("m",[Work week],0))=DatePart("m",Date(),0)-1));

UNTIL January :). I also realized that i wasn't checking the year...

I looked around online, and one answer was to use

DATEDIFF(m,[Work Week],date())=1

But that threw an invalid procedure call error.

All of the other stuff I saw was just wrong like my first attempt :)

As always, your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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WHERE DateSerial(Year([work week]),Month([work week]),1)=DateAdd("m",-1,DateSerial(Year(Now()),Month(Now()),1))
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Beautifully simple. Love it! Thank you!
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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use a where clause like this

where [work Week] between dateserial(Year(now()),Month(now())-1,1) and dateserial(Year(now()),Month(now()),0)


dateserial(Year(now()),Month(now())-1,1) will give you  12/1/2012

dateserial(Year(now()),Month(now()),0) will give you  12/31/2012
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