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pulling string values form date field

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I have a date field [EndDate], I want to capture year and month and put them in a text field [RefPeriod] with the following text format yy-mmm

Example: for 30-Nov-13 in EndDate, I would like to have 13-Nov in RefPeriod

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Question by:fitaliano
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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=format(EndDate, "yy-mmm")
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by:AccessGuy1763
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It should be:

Format([EndDate],"yy-mmm")

I would probably add it to the underlying record source for your form and then set the control source of [RefPeriod] to whatever you call the column in the record source.

Edit - you could also just add it directly to the control source as capricorn suggests.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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personally, I'd advise against storing this value, as it can always be recomputed when you need it via a query.
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by:Gustav Brock
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Just use a textbox on your form bound to EndDate.
Then set the Format property of the textbox to:

  yy\-mmm

/gustav
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