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DSum when RecordDate is a text field

SteveL13 asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-07
I have a form and on the form I have a currency field that I am trying to set the default value for.

My default value code right now is:

=DSum("[Credit]","tblImportedRecords","[RecordDate] = #" & [Forms]![frmAnnualEarningsSummary]![txtEarningsYear] & "#")

But that isn't working because the field RecordDate in table tblImportedRecords is a date field.  For example the table may show 2/16/2015 but the form field txtEarningsYear is a text field that may show 2015 on the form.

How can I make the DSum value work?  What do I need to change the default value to to make it work?
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