Solved

I need help with Date arithmetic in VB6

Posted on 2014-01-09
3
362 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-09
Hello Experts,
I need help with Date arithmetic in VB6.  I have a variable, which I will set to today's date.  Then I want to perform some Date arithmetic against that value.
For example:

Dim dteToday as Date
dteToday = '1/9/2014'

If I want the following result to be '1/11/2014', would I simply do this?
dteToday = dteToday +2

Of If I want the following result to be '1/6/2014', would I simply do this?
dteToday = dteToday - 3

Please let me know how to do this.  Thanks in advance.
mrotor
0
Comment
Question by:mainrotor
[X]
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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 143

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 450 total points
ID: 39768264
yes, you can do that.
another way would be:

dteToday = dateadd("d", 2, dteToday)
respectively:
dteToday = dateadd("d", -3, dteToday)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa262710%28v=vs.60%29.aspx
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Luis Pérez
Luis Pérez earned 50 total points
ID: 39768285
As long as you want to add or subtract days, there's no problem. You can do only by adding or subtracting a number. If you want to operate with another time unit (weeks, months...) you should use the DateAdd function.

Hope that helps.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Luis Pérez
ID: 39768290
Oops... late.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to sharpen your skills and increase training.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
In this post we will learn how to make Android Gesture Tutorial and give different functionality whenever a user Touch or Scroll android screen.
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …
Starting up a Project

688 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