Excel VBA ADO Query to Oracle not filtering on date

In an Excel VBA procedure, I am retrieving data from an Oracle table and writing it to a worksheet. The procedure works fine, except for one oddity. I can filter the data on anything but a date column. I checked - this column is a DATE in the Oracle table, but the recordset result completely ignores any attempt to filter on it. No error, it just ignores it.

So, for example, if I run any of these three queries in an Oracle-connected UI (I use PL/SQL Developer), i get the exact same records:

select *
from myTable
where myDate >= '07SEP2018'
order by myDate desc

select *
from myTable
where myDate >= '07-Sep-2018'
order by myDate desc

select *
from myTable
where myDate >= to_date('07-SEP-18')
order by myDate desc
The results are filtered by the date 9/7/2018.

However, when I run the same query in ADO to fill a recordset using any of these formulations, I simply get the whole table - all dates, going back to 2016. Here is my code:

strSQL = "select * " & _
    "from myTable " & _
    "where myDate >= to_date('07-SEP-18') " & _
    "order by myDate desc"
    'create, configure, and populate recordset
    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
    rs.CursorType = adOpenForwardOnly
    rs.Open (strSQL), cn

I have tried all 3 of the above variations in ADO also, with the same result. I am using the ADO 6.1 library and Oracle 11g.

Any idea what the issue is?

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awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
where myDate >= to_date('07-SEP-18')  should be where myDate >= to_date('07-SEP-18','DD-MON-RR')

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bassman592Author Commented:
Perfect - thank you!
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