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Change dates in URL using Calendar control on Exccel 2010

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I'm not sure if this is possible but is there a way to change the date parameters in a URL string using a calendar control?

Here is an example of a URL:

http://www.abc.com?date_from=2013-05-01&date_to=2013-05-03

Can I use a calendar control in Excel to change the date_from and date_to parameters?
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by:ltlbearand3
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Typically what I would do is to have two controls on a form.  A From Date control and a To Date Control.  Then you can use something like:
Format(MonthView1.Value, "yyyy-mm-dd")
to get the date in the format you need.  Then at that point you can build your url.

-Bear
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by:futr_vision
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Thanks but how would you do that?
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by:ltlbearand3
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See if this attached workbook helps you out.
formsample.xlsm
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by:futr_vision
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Says "Could not load some objects because they are not available on this machine"
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by:ltlbearand3
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What version of Excel are you using?  They changed the calendar options depending on version.  

What level of experience do you have with Excel VBA?  This will help me in walking you through the next steps.
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by:futr_vision
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I am using Excel 2010 and my VBA experience is minimal as you can probably tell from the other question you are helping me with. :)
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by:futr_vision
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I may even bypass the calendar control completely and create a way to alter a series of date ranges from a single cell. For example I may want 15 day intervals. I would enter 15 into a cell and all my dates would adjust to be continuous 15 day intervals if that makes any sense.

So it would be something like this.

1. Enter start date
2. Enter interval
3. End date would be calculated based on interval and start date and entered in cell
4. Next row(column 1-start date) would be the next chronological date counting backwards
5. End date - rinse, repeat.

But this is another question and not really that hard.
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ltlbearand3 earned 2000 total points
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They took out the calendar control in Excel 2010.  Therefore it may be best to move to your other idea.  If you are running the 32 bit version, you can try and copy mscal.ocx or mscomct2.ocx from a machine running an older version.

If this sheet is only used by you, then the idea of just using some cells works just as easily.  See this example:
SetUrlSample.xlsm
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by:futr_vision
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I chose a simpler method of replacing the dates in a URL with help from another expert. Thanks!
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