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MS ACCESS text date field compared with datereltoday in query

I have a field SVC_DATE stored as text in this format 20131114
and what I want to do is use a criteria of 'this month' as in current month based on todays date.

I am able to get the month out of the thing with this
SVC_MONTH: Month(Format(Mid([SVC_DATE],5,2) & "/" & Mid([SVC_DATE],7,2) & "/" & Left([SVC_DATE],4),"mm/dd/yyyy"))

And I'm having trouble with setting up the criteria of 'this month'.

I was thinking something like "Like Month(DATERELTODAY(0))" but get a data type mismatch

Thanks,
Mark
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ghettocounselor
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mbizupCommented:
This month would simply be:

Month(Date())

Is that what you are looking for?
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mbizupCommented:
Based on your expression, I think you would  just need:

SVC_MONTH: Month(Format(Mid([SVC_DATE],5,2) & "/" & Mid([SVC_DATE],7,2) & "/" & Left([SVC_DATE],4),"mm/dd/yyyy"))

And set the criteria

= Month(Date())
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ghettocounselorAuthor Commented:
Sweet!
Works as advertised.
Appreciate the quick reply.
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als315Commented:
You can use DateSerial(Y,M,D) for conversion if you like to use date functions:
DateSerial(Left([SVC_DATE],4), Mid([SVC_DATE],5,2), Mid([SVC_DATE],7,2))
but in you case month is equal to Mid([SVC_DATE],7,2)
and
SVC_MONTH: CCInt(Mid([SVC_DATE],7,2))
should be enough
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