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Access - format date/time to date

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I'm trying to do a query to remove the time aspect so that it just looks at the date alone.

and last_contact < format(now(), 'mm/dd/yy)-2

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How do I fix this?  I wanna go back 2 days on the date by itself, not including the time.

last_contact is a date/time field.
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AND DateValue([last_contact]) < DateAdd("d", -2, date())
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by:patriotpacer
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Thx.

Anything I need to change to put this in SQL?  I'm getting a data type mismatch error.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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I assumed that the syntax in your original post was a part of a SQL string WHERE clause.

If you are getting a data type error, then it is likely that [last_contact] is a string, not a date.

Try:

And datevalue(cdate([last_contact])) < dateadd("d", -2, date())
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by:patriotpacer
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Thx!
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Welcome!
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