Solved

Date Format : yyyymmdd to mm/dd/yyyy  MS Access 2010

Posted on 2013-06-17
4
6,378 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-17
I have a filed in my access table in yyyymmdd (20130616) format and  I have to change that to mm/dd/yyyy (06/16/2013). Please Help.There is many number of records there in the table.
0
Comment
Question by:gtmathewDallas
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 39254132
What is the data type?

If you are already using the Date data type (best practice), simply go into the table design and change the number format in the column properties.

If it is text, then you could use a query like this:

UPDATE [tablename]
SET [columnname] = Mid([columnname], 5, 2) & "/" & Right([columnname], 2) & "/" & Left([columnname], 4)
WHERE [columnname] Like "[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]"

Open in new window


Note that you would also want to find any rows that did not have an entry matching the old format:

SELECT *
FROM [tablename]
WHERE Not [columnname] Like "[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]"

Open in new window


However, I think your current format is much better than mm/dd/yyyy, as there would be no ambiguity over the order of the date parts.

If you are using a numeric data type (Long, Single, or Double), you will not be able to store the /s.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gtmathewDallas
ID: 39254212
The data type is in number, the reason to converting  yyyymmdd to this mm/dd/yyyy format is  there is another date field in the table with mm/dd/yyyy format.
After making both date fields in to same format- I need to compare those two date fields and find out the record which are not same.
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
als315 earned 500 total points
ID: 39254236
You can convert number to date format with Dateserial function:
DateSerial(Left([YourField],4),Mid([YourField],5,2),Right([YourField],2))
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gtmathewDallas
ID: 39254410
Thank You So Much... It Is Working Good
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Experts-Exchange is a great place to come for help with solutions for your database issues, and many problems are resolved within minutes of being posted.  Others take a little more time and effort and often providing a sample database is very helpf…
PL/SQL can be a very powerful tool for working directly with database tables. Being able to loop will allow you to perform more complex operations, but can be a little tricky to write correctly. This article will provide examples of basic loops alon…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views 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 Microsoft Access…
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…

747 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now