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Exporting my report from Access to Excel causes Date Fields to format incorrectly.  This can be resolved by reformatting the date column after exporting, but I would like for that to be automatic.

Attached is a sample Access database to illustrate the issue

Open the report and manually export to Excel.

Windows 7, Access 2010, Excel 2010
ExportDateIssue.accdb
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Question by:Wayne Markel
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by:Phillip Burton
ID: 40619048
It's confused because of your formatting of mm-yy.

Change the report to dd-mmm-yy, and it will export fine.
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by:Wayne Markel
ID: 40619078
Yes that works to export Day, Month, and Year, but my client wants only the month and year in the exported Excel file since it is a billing period not a billing date.  They can reformat to mm/yy after opening the Excel file, but would like that to be automatic.  Yes it is a cosmetic issue, but that is what they have requested.

Am I misunderstanding your answer?
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Phillip Burton earned 2000 total points
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Then I suggest changing your query to:

SELECT tblLossAllocation.ID, Format([tblLossAllocation].[BillingPeriod],"mm/yy") AS BillingPeriod
FROM tblLossAllocation;
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by:Wayne Markel
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Immediate response and followup.
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by:FarWest
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or change the control source of the period to
=Format([BillingPeriod],"mm/yy")
(requires giving the control another name)
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by:Wayne Markel
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Super!
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