Solved

How do you sort an access date

Posted on 2013-02-06
8
311 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-06
I need to have the date field as day month year day name.
Example May 26 2013 Monday.  How?  See attachment for the way it is now.
date-format.png
0
Comment
Question by:J.R. Sitman
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 300 total points
ID: 38862284
format([DateFieldName], "mmm dd yyyy dddd")
0
 

Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 38862294
thanks that worked.  However, I can't figure out why the dates don't sort in order.  It is based on a query that sorts just fine descending, but the Continuous Form doesn't.  See attachment.  

If you can also answer this, I'll increase the points to 500.

Thanks
date-format2.png
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 38862303
Because the Format function returns a string, and when you sort strings, "Apr" comes ahead of "Jan".

Instead of using Format, leave your dates as true date values, and in the control properties for your form textbox, apply the following custom number format:

mmmm dd yyyy dddd

That will display the date as you wish, but with the value still being treated as a date.
0
Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 38862304
In the query you use to define the recordset for your form, you should also specify the order you want things displayed in.
0
 

Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 38862315
The format of the form is correct as fyed suggested.  See latest attachment.  If you look at the previous attachment you see the months go Apr, May, Apr, May, Apr.  That's what I'm trying to figure out why?
date-format3.png
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 38862330
because when you use the Format( ) function, you convert the date into a string.

Add the [DateField] to your query, uncheck the "display" checkbox, and sort on that column instead of this formatted value.

From the fields you showed us, it is obvious that there is another field in the query that the query is sorted by, not this field.
0
 

Author Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 38862339
Actually I found the problem.  The Order By had criteria in it.  I'll award points for the original question.

Thanks
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 38862342
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to execute an access 2007 module from vb6 2 36
Delete Records on a Form in Microsoft Access 5 39
Top 1 of each supplier 55 56
Access Crosstab Query with Multiple Values 4 32
Most if not all databases provide tools to filter data; even simple mail-merge programs might offer basic filtering capabilities. This is so important that, although Access has many built-in features to help the user in this task, developers often n…
When you are entering numbers in a speadsheet, and don't remember what 6×7 is, you just type “=6*7" instead. It works in every cell! This is not so in Access. To enter the elusive 42 in a text box, you have to find a calculator, and then copy the re…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server stored procedures from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Micr…
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question