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Syntax for putting a varible in a date in SQL

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I need to know the syntax for putting a date in SQL in Access with a variable.

This is what i want:

dim vYear as Date
vYear = Year(Now)

WHERE FinalDate = 1/1/vYear

vYear is the of course the variable.

Thanks,
Scott
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by:Rey Obrero
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try this

WHERE FinalDate = dateserial(year(now()),1,1)
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by:ScootterP
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I am trying to find the data parameters for each year for year to date reporting so the whole WHERE column is this dummy code.

WHERE FinalDate Between 1/1/vYear and 12/31/vYear

What i currently have is this:

WHERE FinalDate Between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2014

And i was updatting so I would not have to change my code every January with the new year

Also the variable vYear could be the current year or it could be the previous month's year when it is january.
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by:Rey Obrero
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then you need to use this


WHERE FinalDate = Between dateserial(year(now()),1,1)  and  dateserial(year(now()),12,31)
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Gustav Brock earned 250 total points
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>  it could be the previous month's year when it is january.

Then it would be:

WHERE FinalDate Between
    DateSerial(Year(DateAdd("m", -1, Date())),1,1)
    And
    DateSerial(Year(DateAdd("m", -1, Date())), 12, 31)

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by:ScootterP
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Gustav is correct.  That is why I was hoping to just add variable vYear after 1/110 or 12/31/ that way I would not have to add the longer SQL statement all throughout out my, I could do it once when the form is opened.  So there is no way to do this?

Scott
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by:ScootterP
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Thanks, I can use the code once when the form opens and store that in a variable for the from and to date.

Scott
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by:Gustav Brock
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You are welcome!

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