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Convert Date value in Access

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I have a field in a table where the date is stored as mm/dd/yyyy, i would like to convert the date in those fields to   mm/yyyyy.


How can I do this?
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Question by:seamus9909
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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is this a text field?

If it is a date, you can change the display format of the date, but not the actual data itself.  Or you could create a query based on that table that displays the date field in that format using the format function:

MonYr: Format([DateField], "mm/yyyy")
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Shaun Kline earned 500 total points
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The format command works (assuming you meant four Y's):

Format(<date>, "mm/yyyy")

If you meant storing them in that format, you would need to convert the field to a string. The date field always stores a full date, and it is up to the user to display the date in the format they choose.
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by:seamus9909
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do I put that in a query or can I change the table values themselves?
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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BTW, when I said you can change the display format, I meant in the table design view.  If you set the Format property on the General Tab of the Field Properties in table design view, the data will be displayed as mm/yyyy, but when you put your cursor in the field, it will display as the actual data.
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