Find and replace

The db has fields where dates must be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format. Please tell me how to do that using find and replace. I have tried __/__/____ and null and various forms of __/__/____ using 9's and 0's in a query with the same error message: "Microsoft Access finished searching the records. The search item was not found." I would like to avoid the need to enter each date separately or using a copy/paste. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.   Lyn
lherouxAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
"__/__/____"
is actually a sting, ...so "Find" is literally looking for the string "__/__/____"

Find/replace is only designed to look for text/numbers, ...not dates (dates are basically numbers with a date format.)

You can use a query/code to replace dates.
see the attached sample.
Notice the two dates of 1/5/2015 in the table

On the form, enter 1/5/2015 in the find box, and 1/1/2000 in the replace with box, and click the button
Then view the change in the table data

examine the basic code to see how this was done.

JeffCoachman
Database82.mdb

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lherouxAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
;-)
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