Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

VBA Function to find a fiscal month start date

Posted on 2013-12-04
2
760 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Hi Experts,

Our fiscal year starts in November and ends in September.  I have built a function that finds the latest fiscal November start month in the data.  (i.e. if the data had 2013/11/30 and 2012/11/30, 2013/11/30 would be returned)  I've finally got it so it doesn't show errors and when I press F8 the variables show the correct date, however, the problem is that when I try to use the function in a query to filter the date by the function, I'm not getting any results at all.  Any ideas on how to fix my function?

Thanks!


Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

Public Function MaxDataDate()
Dim mDataDate As Date
mDataDate = DLookup("MaxOfDataDate", "q_DataDate_MAX")
MaxDataDate = mDataDate
End Function

Public Function MinFiscalYearMonth() As Date
Dim fDataDate As Date
Dim fYear As Integer
Dim vdate As Variant
Dim testNovember As Date
Dim testNovember2 As Date

fYear = Year(MaxDataDate())
vdate = fYear & "/11/30"

testNovember = DateValue(vdate)
testNovember2 = DateAdd("yyyy", -1, testNovember)

If DCount("[datadate]", "t_OD_Database_Portfolio_Level", "[datadate] = " & CDate(testNovember)) > 0 Then

    MinFiscalYearMonth = testNovember
   
    Else: MinFiscalYearMonth = testNovember2
End If

End Function
0
Comment
Question by:grmcra
2 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 39697194
try this

If DCount("[datadate]", "t_OD_Database_Portfolio_Level", "[datadate] = #" &  testNovember & "#") > 0 Then


or revised the function


Public Function MinFiscalYearMonth() As Date
Dim fDataDate As Date
Dim fYear As Integer
Dim vdate As date
Dim testNovember As Date
Dim testNovember2 As Date

fYear = Year(MaxDataDate())
vdate =dateserial(Year(MaxDataDate()),11,30)

testNovember = vdate
testNovember2 = DateAdd("yyyy", -1, testNovember)

If DCount("[datadate]", "t_OD_Database_Portfolio_Level", "[datadate] = #" &  testNovember & "#") > 0 Then

    MinFiscalYearMonth = testNovember
   
    Else: MinFiscalYearMonth = testNovember2
End If

End Function
0
 
LVL 84
ID: 39697196
Can you show how you're doing this:

when I try to use the function in a query to filter the date by the function
Generally, you'd use this in the Query itself, and then filter the columns, like this:

SELECT Col1, Col2, MinFiscalYearMonth AS Col3 FROM SomeTable WHERE MinFiscalYearMonth>#11=2013#
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A simple tool to export all objects of two Access files as text and compare it with Meld, a free diff tool.
It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions 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 Ac…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

856 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