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How would I add 4 months to [ValueDateDD]
[ValueDateDD]=DLookUp("ValueDate","tblDraws_Details1","ID = " & [DrawIDrpmt])

add 4 months:
=[ValueDateDD]+DateAdd("m",4,DLookUp("ValueDate","tblDraws_Details1","ID = " & [DrawIDrpmt]))
=[ValueDateDD]+DateAdd("m",4,[ValueDateDD])
both of those add many years and not 4 months.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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try

[ValueDateDD]=DateSerial(Year([ValueDateDD]),Month([ValueDateDD])+4,Day([ValueDateDD]))
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by:pdvsa
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nice.  thank you Rey..
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by:Gustav Brock
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Your error is that you add ValueDate to itself plus four months.
That, of course, results in a date about 2016 + (2016 - 1899) = about 2136.

So your first expression is correct - just leave out [ValueDateDD]:

    =DateAdd("m",4,DLookUp("ValueDate","tblDraws_Details1","ID = " & [DrawIDrpmt] & ""))

However, if [ValueDateDD] holds the same value as you would look up - which I suspect it does - it is even simpler, as in your second expression:

    =DateAdd("m",4,[ValueDateDD])

So, as Rey would know if he had had his morning coffee, no need for a deroute via DateSerial.

/gustav
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