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Posted on 2015-01-07
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Hi all and thanks in advance, I am having some issues trying to get my code to behave

What I have to do is look up data from a MS Access DB and compare it to today's date.

If the date is in the future, show it, if it is in the past, do NOT show it.

Set Events=oConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM events,locations,codes WHERE event_code=code_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=YES AND event_finish>"&Date()&" ORDER BY event_start")

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Any help will be much appreciated

Cheers
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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Set Events=oConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM events,locations,codes WHERE event_code=code_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=YES AND event_finish>now() ORDER BY event_start")

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by:Graeme
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Thank you very much!! :)
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you just use the date function in the SQL directly:
Set Events=oConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM events,locations,codes WHERE event_code=code_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=YES AND event_finish> Date()  ORDER BY event_start")
                                 
the issue with the code you posted is what is also described here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Miscellaneous/A_1499-DATE-and-TIME-don%27t-be-scared-and-do-it-right-the-first-time.html
though not specifically for ms access, the issue is that you convert the date value into a string (the sql string), and inside that, it's not working correctly as it will not be recognized as a date, necessarily.
at least, you would need to use # # around the value (if the db behind is really ms access)

please clarify
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