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Hi,

I have a query with a set of records having a date field that I need to increment by 12 months leaving the day the same.  All records in the query need to have the date advanced 12 months so some sort of Do While not end-of-file would seem reasonable.  This needs to be done on a regular basis so I'll be placing a button in a form that runs a macro (preferred) or VBA or combo of both.  Is there a way to do this using macros only?  I prefer macros but I'll do whatever it takes to get this job done.

Help is appreciated.
Charlie
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Not sure of you requirements here or your usage, ...but you can easily add a year to a data with something like this:

 DateAdd("yyyy",1,[YourDateField])
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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If you just need to "see" the next year, you can do this in a query:

SELECT ID, YourDateField,DateAdd("yyyy",1,[YourDateField]) AS AddYear
FROM YourTable.

If you want to actually "Change" the stored date, you can run a query like this:
    UPDATE YourTable SET YourTable.YourDateField = DateAdd("yyyy",1,[Yourdatefield]);
You can run this query directly:
Docmd.openquery "YourUpdateQueryName"

Or you can use code:
Currentdb.execute "UPDATE YourTable SET YourTable.YourDateField = DateAdd("yyyy",1,[Yourdatefield]);",dbfailonerror

Sample of both techniques attached, ...have fun.
;-)

JeffCoachman
Database55.mdb
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by:cwbarrett
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Worked great!  Thank you!
Charlie
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by:cwbarrett
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Solution was perfect.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Glad I could help!
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Jeff
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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...and you can see here for more info on the DateAdd function here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/dateadd-function-HA001228810.aspx
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by:cwbarrett
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Thanks, good info.  I have an old dbase (foxpro-DOS) app that I am trying to migrate to Access 2010.  I know what I need it to do, getting Access 2010 to do it sometimes proves difficult for me.  This web site has helped me for sure.
Charlie
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