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My date in access table is in ddmmyyyy (29052013) format, how can i convert that in to mm/dd/yyyy format? I have around 600 rows in the table, Please help
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What is the datatype of your date field?
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Its in number
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Then you need to create a new field in your table which is a datetime field.  You can set the format of that field to whatever you want to see displayed.

You then need to use an update query to convert the existing value to a date and place it in the new field.  That will involve quite a long expression.

Your query sql will be your version of this..

Update tablename set newfieldname =
dateserial(right(cstr(fieldname),4), mid(format(fieldname, "00000000"),3,2), left(format(fieldname, "00000000"),2))
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by:gtmathewDallas
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Thanks A Lot For This Perfect Answer.. It is working...
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I am sorry it worked but not in the desired format.. actually the date was in yyyymmdd (20130616) format and  I have to change to mm/dd/yyyy (06/16/2013). I tried with some changes in above code but not getting the result.
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The example you gave in your original Q does not look like yyyymmdd.

Update tablename set newfieldname =
dateserial(left(format(fieldname, "00000000"),4), mid(format(fieldname, "00000000"),3,2), right(format(fieldname, "00000000"),2))
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Yes It is working fine - I changed mid(format(fieldname, "00000000"),3,2) to mid(format(fieldname, "00000000"),5,2)
Thank You..
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