MS Access Reports - How to Format a Date

Hi Experts,

I have a date.

This date is coming from a SP

Right now it is like:
2011-03-22 21:06:12.000

I need to in Access use the
I need it to look like:
March 22, 2011

I also have a Date6
and all I need is like:
March 2011

Please help and thanks
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Kanti PrasadCommented:

Format (#22/03/2011#, "Long Date")      returns 'March 22, 2011'
Amour22015Author Commented:
That part is good

What about:
March 2011 without the DD?

Kanti PrasadCommented:

 Format([Date6],"mmm yyyy") AS [Month Year of Date6]
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If your date is showing up with "-" separators, it is likely that it is a date datatype that the Access ODBC driver doesn't recognize and so treats as a string.  You could try switching to using the Access Native Client 11.0 driver rather than the SQL Server driver.  If that isn't available, you will probably  need to convert the field to a date before you can use date functions to format it.  You will also have trouble sorting and comparing unless you always convert the field to a date every time you use it.
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
As you have milliseconds included, you probably have Datetime2 fields in your SQL Server table(s) but these cannot be read by the ODBC driver as date values, thus they are converted to text.

So you will have to convert these to date values and then apply the formats you request.

To do this, rename your two textboxes in the report to something like:


Then use these expressions as ControlSource for the textboxes respectively:

    =Format(CDate(Left([Date],19)),"mmmm dd, yyyy")
    =Format(CDate(Left([Date6],19)),"mmmm yyyy")


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Amour22015Author Commented:
Ok, great
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