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Question: Solved: Date Parameter Failing in Query from calculated date field using DateValue Ac

First the background: We are gradually deploying Office 2007, but not everyone in the agency has it. I have both 2003 and 2007 installed on my system, but I do my work in 2003, and none of our databases have actually been converted to 2007 format (at least, none that I work with). There are occasionally people who use 2007 when viewing databases, but I don't know if any of the people who are working in this particular database are using 2007. The problem is reproducible in 2003 and so I've been trying to fix it here. The query behind the problem report used to work. It has been a problem for several months (it is run monthly, and every month for the past five they've had problems with it) and I've finally gotten to the root of the actual issue.

The purpose of the report is to generate invoice for outstanding loans. The DateNextPayment is a calculated field based on the payment plan for the loan. It is calculated using a function in the query named qryGetSitesDDInvoices1. This is the function that is called (I did not write this function, I'm supporting this db long after the original writer has left):
Function DateNextPayment(PaymentSchedule As String, DateFirstPayment As Date, Balance As Currency)

On Error GoTo Handle_err

Dim Date1 As Date
Dim Date2 As Date
Dim Date3 As Date
Dim NextQtrDate As Date

'The code adds one month to datenextpayment at start of each month. Or yearly or weekly

Select Case PaymentSchedule

Case "Weekly"
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", Date), DatePart("d", Date) + 7)

Case "Monthly"
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", Date) + 1, 15)

Case "Quarterly"
' determine the first day of the next quarter that follows
' the one that we are currently within

Select Case DatePart("q", Date)
Case 1
NextQtrDate = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), 4, 1)
Case 2
NextQtrDate = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), 7, 1)
Case 3
NextQtrDate = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), 10, 1)
Case 4
NextQtrDate = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date) + 1, 1, 1)
End Select

If DateFirstPayment > Date Then
' the date case the first payment is sometime in the future
If DateFirstPayment <= NextQtrDate Then
' the first payment is between now and the beginning case the
' next quarter,so set the nextpayment date to the beginning case the next quarter

DateNextPayment = NextQtrDate
' the firstpayment is futher forward than the very next quarter's beginning
Select Case DatePart("q", DateFirstPayment)
Case 1
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", DateFirstPayment), 1, 1)
Case 2
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", DateFirstPayment), 4, 1)
Case 3
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", DateFirstPayment), 7, 1)
Case 4
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", DateFirstPayment), 10, 1)
End Select
End If
' the date case the first payment is sometime in the past
' since we are working quarterly, whatever the next quarter
' is in the future is the one we want to assign as the next
' payment date
DateNextPayment = NextQtrDate
End If

Case "SemiAnnually"

If DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment) < 7 Then ' example is 2/1/94
Date1 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment), 15) ' 2/1/2001
Date2 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment) + 6, 15) ' 8/2/2001
Date3 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date) + 1, DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment), 15) ' 2/1/2002
Else ' example is 11/1/94
Date1 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment) - 6, 15) ' 5/1/2001
Date2 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment), 15) ' 11/1/2001
Date3 = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date) + 1, DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment) - 6, 15) ' 5/1/2002
End If

If Date < Date1 Then
DateNextPayment = Date1
End If

If Date1 <= Date And Date < Date2 Then
DateNextPayment = Date2
End If

If Date >= Date2 Then
DateNextPayment = Date3
End If

Case "Annually"
If DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment) < DatePart("m", Date) Then
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date) + 1, DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment), 15)
DateNextPayment = DateSerial(DatePart("yyyy", Date), DatePart("m", DateFirstPayment), 15)
End If
End Select

If Balance < 1 Then
DateNextPayment = Null
End If

If DateFirstPayment > DateNextPayment Then
DateNextPayment = DateFirstPayment
End If

Exit Function

MsgBox "ERROR!" & " " & Err.Description
Resume ExitHere

End Function
There are no NULL records feeding into this function. The expected records are returned, with the field calculated, however, DateNextPaymentDue is coming out as TEXT not as a date. It's left aligning in the query result, not right aligning, like it would for a date. The next query is qryGetSitesDDInvoices, which starts off with qryGetSitesDDInvoices1 then adds parameters. In that query I put DateValue() on the incoming DateNextPaymentDue so that it's coming in as a date, instead of text. When I don't use any parameters on it, and just run the query, it displays as right aligned, the way a date should. However, when I try to apply this parameter: <=[Enter the 15th of the next month] (or just put in <=#09/15/2010#) it gives me a "data type mismatch in criteria expression" error.

I have researched this, and I have tried re-registering the various libraries on the off chance it might be the function wasn't working properly. I didn't think that was it, since it was coming through as right aligned, and this has not solved the problem. I am in a quandry.

I really need some help for this because I would very much prefer NOT having to store this date somewhere. This SHOULD WORK! And it HAS worked in the past!

Maybe there's some library I should have registered that I don't have since we now have 2007 running around our agency?

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Answer: Solved: Date Parameter Failing in Query from calculated date field using DateValue Ac

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Good day guys

My puzzler today (and has been for ages) is this:

In my Access report, I pull in "StartDate" and "EndDate" fields from the calling form and wish to display them as part of a report subtitle.

I therefore have a field called "DateDetails" in my report header whose ControlSource is:
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The dates actually derive from a table and the date format for both fields in that table is "General Date".

The result is that the report shows the following as an example:
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BUT what I want is the following:

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or even nicer

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Can this be done in such a control?


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So far I have this in the query;

>=[Start Date] & "*" And <=[End Date] & "*"

This works if the data in the original table is in the same month e.g.
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I have also worked with BETWEEN [Start Date] & "*" AND [End Date] & "*" but this doesn't seem to work either.

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it can depend on how the date system is set up but the following page has pretty much every SQL date function going

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The criteria that you should use for a date period is
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It's been a long time since I last posted here, but hopefully all you wonderful people will be able to help...

Here is my problem:

A customer of mine has a SQL database where one of the fields is a date/time field that looks like this:

13/02/2003 14:32:58
14/02/2003 08:59:10
15/02/2003 17:09:37

Now, I need to delete all the records for a particular day (One of their HD's failed, and they had to restore the data and lost a day, but the entries are still in the database, and can not be re-entered until the old entries are deleted).

How do I structure a query to delete all the records for a particular day? Preferably, I would like a SELECT statement first, just to check that the records found correspond to the delete criteria, and then the DELETE statement.


Reuel Miller

The Ex-NT moderator on this board

Every morning is the dawn of a new error

Answer:SQL Query help required with date/time field


Not to worry chaps, I figured out the answer all by my lonesome

the statements I used were:

select * from {database name} where {date field} > '14 February 2003' and {date field} < '15 February 2003'

delete from {database name} where {date field} > '14 February 2003' and {date field} < '15 February 2003'

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I have generated the number with the following in a Select query:

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Access 2007 Update Query For Updating A Date Field

Hi I have been asked to write a query for an Access 2007 db

I need to update a date field in a table based on another date field in the same table

1st date field is the person's start date (StartDate)
2nd date field is the person's project date (ProjectDate)
Without going into too much detail, the Project Start date always begins on the 1st of the month

If the person's StartDate is between the 1st - 14th the project start date is counted as on the first day of the StartDate month/year

If the person's StartDate is between the 15th - end of month the project start date is counted on the 1st day of the NEXT month

StartDate = 7/1/2011
ProjectDate = 7/1/2011

StartDate = 7/14/2011
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StartDate = 7/15/2011
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StartDate = 7/30/2011
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I would like to update the ProjectDate in an update query

Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Access 2007 Update Query For Updating A Date Field

Create a Column heading like this
numdays: format([StartDate], "dd")
numdays: datepart("dd", [StartDate])
this will give you the day of the month on it's own
add a second Column
NewProjdate: IIf([numdays]>14,Format([StartDate],"mm")+1 & "/01/" & Format([StartDate],"yyyy"),Format([StartDate],"mm") & "/01/" & Format([StartDate],"yyyy"))

This will give you the date to use in the update query.

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Where does the data come from?
What do you get if you have no cell format?

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Here is an example.

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the answer to this might of been found with a search but hey i'm lazy today and wanted to see who the excel masters are

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Hey everyone,

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I have a database with a date field; 'Birthday'.

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Mike, the Check Box field has to be in the Table that the Form uses as it's Record Source. The Check box has to be "Bound" to that table's field, i.e. it's "Contorl Source" of the check box in design view must be the table field.

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The rule is

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I have entered this through the expression builder as well as typing it to avoid typos.

The error message is:

Unknown function 'Date' in validation expression or default value on 'Artists.Date edited'.

I am doing this at work: we are running Windows 8, Server 2012, Access 2010 via virtual desktop.

Any help would be gratefully received!

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Access 2010 date field validation problem

Alison, welcome to the Forum.
I think you will find that this is an Access problem of Access 2010.
You may be able to overcome it by using Now() instead of Date().
If not I can provide you with some simple VBA code that will do the same thing that may work.
I have also seen advice to open a new 2010 blank database and import everything in to it to solve this problem.

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under the format options.

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Question: Solved: Query date

Access 2003
I am trying to query a table that contains only dates from 1 month, for example 09/01/2009 thru 09/30/2009 table field name is [ACTFINISH]

How do I write the query to return only the month and year, for example 09/2009 ???

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This form updates an underlying table:

The date field of the "Work_Hours" table is:

However, workers get paid fortnightly and all their entitlements, allowances & overtime are calculated on these fortnightly periods. To be more specific, the workers are paid for a certain amount of overtime for each fortnight upfront & when they exceed that, then they are entitled to all excess time back in TIME OFF. So it's pretty important that each day's duties are assigned to the correct fortnight period so that their overtime & so-forth are calculated correctly.

Each fortnightly period is numbered according to year. For example, each year there are 26 fortnightly periods, so as an example today (3rd October 2013) falls in period 2013-19 (23rd September 2013 to 6th October 2013).

I've created a table called:

Which has the following Fields:
"ID" (Auto-number)
"Period_Start" (date - the first day of each new fortnight period)
"Period_Number" (number - eg: 2013-19)

Back in the "Work_Hours" table, I inserted a new (Number) FIELD called:

and set ... Read more

Answer:Solved: MS Access - How to get a field auto-update based on date entered in a form

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I'm relatively new to access and need a bit of help (more like a lot).

I have a table that lists record id's, inspection purposes, and inspection dates (looks like this):

1234 Routine 3/30/2013
4567 Investigation 1/20/2013
4567 Routine 2/20/2013
7890 Approval 12/21/2012
7890 Routine 1/12/2013

I want to recover the maximum date for each record id (without duplicate records). I want the result to look like this:

1234 Routine 3/30/2013
4567 Routine 2/20/2013
7890 Routine 1/12/2013

Can anyone explain to me how this can be done?

Thanks much!

Answer:Solved: Access Query: Most Recent Date

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I have a Users DB that I cannot make any changes on it. One of the fields has a Date field. I need to run a query on that table to create reports, but the query creates multiple records for the same user with the only difference in the Date filed. I need to have only the records with the latest date in the Date field.

Is there a way to set a query that does this?


Answer:Solved: access 2003 query by last date

You need 2 queries, the first has the userrecordId and date fields, set Totals>Grouping the userrecordid Grouped and the date set to Max.
Then in the second query you want the main table and the 1st query joined by the userrecordid and the date.
So the first query finds the last and the second show the data from just that record.

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Hi to All!

I have a database of vendors. 2 of the fields are "Exp_Month" & "Exp_Yr". The data for "Exp_Month" is entered as "JAN" etc. The data entered for "Exp_Yr" is "01", etc. This was uploaded from a program called ADPICS and imported into Access.

I am trying to generate a report that will give me all vendors who will expire in 90 days. I was tying to make this happen in a query then would base my report off the query. But I'm having trouble with proper syntax for the date and year.

Will someone please help me??? THANKS!!!!!

Answer:Solved: Access 03 - Date Format in Query

ddw, what format are the 2 fields in are they "Date" fields, Text or Numbers?

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I believe this is a really easy thing to do but i can not get it to work,

I have a table that contains a name and the dates that they are on holiday. i am wanting to have a query that will show me everyone who is on holiday in February.

I thought this was simple but i have not been able to get it to work, i think i am missing something really really simple.

I have attached a copy of the table, the table is part of a college project and all data is fictional.

The attachment is zipped so it could be attached


Answer:Solved: Access 2007: date Query

James, to find all dates for February can be done in 2 ways, you can use from the 1st (startdate) to the 29th or 28th (eneddate) and then type in the Query Criteria Row
between 01/02/2008 and 29/02/2008
or you could use the Date part or date Format to extract February form you date and then compare it to February, but that only works if you have one years worth of data.
I can't help with your zipped file as I do bnot have Access 2007.

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I have an issue I've looked at 50 different ways from Sunday and am stuck on the resolution. I am tracking metrics for a project, stored on SharePoint, which I dump into Excel and use Access 2007 for my reports.

The report has multiple date fields, i.e.: R4RPlan_Date, R4RActual_Date, BusPlan_Date, BusActual_Date, etc... on table RICEFW_Dates.

What I am trying to do is set a parameter to query all the fields for a specific date, i.e. <[Report Date], without having to run multiple parameter queries. The end result will be a count of the number of dates in each field meeting the criteria.

The problem comes in when teams complete their criteria before it was planned, i.e., R4RPlan_Date = 3/23/12, R4RActual_Date = 2/6/12, <[Report Date] = 2/22/12.

If I add <[Report Date] as a criteria for the R4RPlan_Date, I will get all the plan dates I'm looking for, but I will not get all of the actuals since the plan date is after the specified [Report Date], but the actual was completed w/in the frame of the parameter. If I put the [Report Date] parameter in the R4RActual_Date field, I get the correct number of actuals, but since I am querying the field with lesser amount of data, I do not get all of the planned dates which meet the [Report Date] parameter. So if the plan date is greater than the parameter date, I want it to show up IF the actual date is not null, otherwise it should follow the parameter criteria (<[Report Date]). This needs to completed fo... Read more

Answer:Solved: Access multiple date query issue

Solved in another forum.

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Hi Everyone,
I am trying to create a query that selects all records with a future date. The table that I am trying to select the records from is named "Events" and the field containing the date is "Date"
I am using Access 2007 and the date field is formated as 'Date/Time' data. I tried multiples ways, and even tried the 1000 year add date function pasted in below. Does anyone have any insights--I'm sure its something that is quite simple.


SELECT Events.Date, Events.Event
FROM Events
WHERE (((Events.Date)=DateAdd("yyyy",1000,Now())));

Answer:Solved: Access 2007 Future Date Query

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Hi all.

I hope somone can help this is starting to annoy me.

I am building a database for the charity i work for to track our collection boxes that are out and about.
I am trying to put a button in so it will pull out all boxes that have been out for greater than 30 days. To do this i am using the field "Date Out" in the query and the criteria is:


This works but pulls our 200,000 results when there are only 1400 records in the table.

any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Access 2007 Date Query Problem.

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hello to everybody

I need batch code to check if date is modified in three files and that date should be compared with current date (%date%).If so,do some job,otherwise quit (exit /b)

I found a bunch of solutions but what troubles me is date format.
On my machine it is

Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys,
I have a question about coding and setting an excel file to send emails. I am using an excel file to track maintenance work orders and I would like to get an email each day for each work order that is requested to be finished on that days date. I have attached the excel file I am using, and the column that is important is C, "Date Needed" - If that date is today's date, the cell turns red and I would also like to get email notification about it. A separate email for each cell that matches today's date.

Also, if possible, I would like for it to look at all the sheets, not just the current month's sheet. For example, if a work order was filed in July but wasn't needed until September, I would still like to get the email reminding me that it needs to be finished on xx date in September.

I have attached the excel file I want to use.

I have searched all over this forum and others and have found many posts similar to this, but I am not a great manipulator of code, so I cannot get any of the other solutions to work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Solved: Using Excel 07 to Send Emails When Date in Column = Today's Date

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I need to set up a query that pulls information matching a certain date of the current month and year. I'm not sure about the syntax. Someone help please?

Answer:Solved: Query for specific date, current month and year.

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Can someone help me with this query? I am trying to pull the record with the most recent date. I'm clearly not grasping the concept somehow; what am I doing wrong here? Created an overly simple example, attached.

Answer:Solved: Access Query Pulling Record with Most Recent Date

You should not have the FundID and the Nav in the query because their "Grouping" stops the Max from working.
Unless of course you want the max date for each fund.
You should have just the EffDate and then create a query based on that query and the table joined by the date to bring in the other data.

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My calculated field populates a combo box. From it's selction, how can I display the ID of the selected value in a textbox? Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Access: ID from calculated field

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I have a Date/Time field that I need converted to just a Time field.

It comes back with 2/11/12 0:00:00

I need just the 2/11/12

I thought about changing it to a text field but I think there will be an issue with the month because it does not bring back a 0 in from the months with only 1 digit.

This table that I am creating is being sent to a txt file and that is where I see the issue. It looks good in Access, but not the txt file.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Access - Convert Date Time to Date

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Long time since I posted here.

Basically, I have an Access database which calculates the cost of jobs by multiplying the number of hours worked by the Labour Rate.
The labour rate changes over time, but we need to keep historical data - i.e. When the labour rate changes I can't just go and change it in the query, I have to amend the formula so it uses the correct labour rate for jobs done on certain dates.

At present, in my query (CALC) I'm using nested Iifs, as follows (note: dates are in UK format):

LabourCost: IIf([JobDate]>=#01/09/2005# And [JobDate]<#01/04/2007#,[HoursWorked]*9.52,IIf([JobDate]>=#01/04/2007# And [JobDate]<#01/06/2007#,[HoursWorked]*9.82,IIf([JobDate]>=#01/06/2007# And [JobDate]<#01/09/2007#,[HoursWorked]*9.85,IIf([JobDate]>=#01/09/2007# And [JobDate]<#01/01/2008#,[HoursWorked]*9.93,IIf([JobDate]>=#01/01/2008# And [JobDate]<#24/01/2008#,[HoursWorked]*11.62,IIf([JobDate]>=#24/01/2008# And [JobDate]<#01/04/2008#,[HoursWorked]*11.68,[HoursWorked]*11.73))))))

The liklihood is that these labour rate changes are going to become more frequent, so I want to scrap the Iifs and use a table instead.

I've already set up a (unlinked) table called LabourRateStd with the following fields:
ID (autonumber)
Date1 (Date)
Date2 (Date)
LabourRate (currency)

The dates and the values have been entered as per the Iif statement above. For the final Date 2, I've just entered a date way off in the future.

So, wha... Read more

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Hello everyone:

We are trying to build an update query in excel to update one date in b2 to the date that is a h2. However instead of returning a date it returns random numbers.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Building Update SQL Query in Excel Return Wrong Date Format

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Hoping someone can help. I have Count of one amount and Sum of another. I am trying to do a calculated field to determine the % of Count / Sum. For the entire Pivot table I get #DIV/0! - even though I have true to life numbers in these fields. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Calculated Field Issues / Pivot Tables

figured it out... you can't calculate when pulling a count or sum from text.

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Hi,I'm trying to create an if formula and I'm a bit stuck.Column L contains dates separated by commas. I'm trying to create a formula to say:if L2 contains (fixed date from a single cell) then "Exclude" else "No"There are two issues. How do I make the if statement contains not just equals? How do I copy the cells down and keep the field with date in fixed?For example I added the date I needed to 'Delivery sheets d1':=IF(Data!L2='Delivery sheets'!D1,"exclude","No") but when I try and fill down the D1 continues in a series e.g. d1, d2, d3 etcI hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance!

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Is it possible with Access 2010 to have a date field that would change to current date whenever another particular field is modified. For example, we have comment field and we would like to have another date field that would change to the current date when the comment field has a change.

Answer:field modified date

Yes you can do it with simple VBA code, you could also add it to the comment itself, so it appears at the beginning of the comment.

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I work with MS Access 2003.

I am creating a query to show all contracts set up in a certain year that have been cancelled in that specific year. This "Cancelled" field is not a yes/no field, but includes the date on which it has been cancelled (always starting 31/12/YYYY).

First, to show me the contracts set up in a certain year (say 2008) , i created a parameter under the "Contract Year" field, asking which year you want to see (in this case 2008).

I wish to add a criteria that then shows cancelled contracts at the end of that specific year, so 31/12/2008. So whether it is "2008" or another year is dependent on the value in the "Contract Year" field.

I tried the following as criteria for the Column "Cancelled":

#31/12/[Contract Year]#

to try and have it take the year mentioned in that field.
But it doesn't work. Access sees is as a second parameter, instead of a field name.
I tried adding LIKE to it and the &-sign, still no luck.

Is it possible to use a field name in a date criteria and if so, how could i do it?

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

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Question: Update date field

Thanks in advance for your help!

I used to know this and I did a search and couldn't find the answer.

How do you update a field to a date either 6 months away or 12 months away for the current date in that field?

Thanks again!

Answer:Update date field

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Not sure how to go about this. I am not a programmer by any means but need to make a program.

I have a text file that is in what is called BAI format (bank standard format to send info). Basically this is a CSV file with a header. Right now I use a mail merge file to update the date field. I am looking to automate this so I would only need one "dummy" file and have a program that will update the date field automatically. The file is opened with notepad. I have done some VB but not a lot. I am looking for the best way to go about doing this. I tried to get some of the programmers to do it but no one wants to worry about supporting it, so I am taking a crack at it.

All help is very much appreciated. One idea I had is maybe a macro in excel but not sure if it would mess up the formating. I will try to get a copy of the file I use and post it.

Answer:Updating date field

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Hello, I need help with the following:
I have a field (called Date_Time) which displays for example 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM. I would like to run a query that converts that value to '200501' in a created field.
I tried the following below but I keep having problems.

select Account_Number, Date_Time,
concat(year(Date_Time), month(Date_Time)) as Date_Time_Modified
from table
where Account_Number = xxxx

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Answer:Concatenating Date and Time Field in SQL

Just wanted to add some more examples:

Account_Number: Integer Type
Date_Time: Date Type
Date_Time: Modified: Character Type

Account_Number Date_Time Date_Time_Modified
3246 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 200501
4920 11/30/2008 12:00:00 AM 200811
5932 6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 201106
... ... ....

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Hi guys,

Something weird is happening. Some of my movie files (file type doesn't matter) became corrupted; when I play them in VLC they cause errors, they were just fine before and nothing has changed. I noticed in Explorer that these files have no Date Modified field, it's simply blank; I've never seen anything like that.

I did a chkdsk on the drive and see no errors. What could it be ?


Answer:Blank Date Modified Field ?

VLC should rebuild the Index, but that is a temporary fix. Depending on what format they are, there is "DIVFIX" and "Meteor MKV repair" you can try to run the faulty content through which of those is appropriate, you'll have to google it, cant remember the links.

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Hello everyone,

I'm working on an order management database and I'm stuck on one item.

I have a form that users can fill in with purchase order data. One section of the form relates to contract review completion.

I would like to have a checkbox that the user can check when contract review is complete, but I'd also like for a completion date field to be auto-filled when the checkbox is checked.

I've tried a couple of things, both unsuccessful.

Any ideas?


Answer:MS Access - autofill date field

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Is there a way to insert a date merge field where the date is spelled out (June 10, 2008) and will not change if the document is reopened, resaved, modified, etc?   Thanks for any help!

Answer:MS Word merge field for date

I'm not quite sure I understand the question, but depending on the Word can use the "Insert" link from Word's toolbar to insert the date into a document...formatted to your liking.Once the document is saved...the date will always appear as you have set it.

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hi, i searched in vain for an answer to this question:
when i edit an image file and resave, the date modified date does not change. since i started using computers 100s of years ago, this was automatic. how can i enable this (obvious) field? what point is there in even having a date modified field if it stays the same as the date created field? thanks!

Answer:date modification field does not change

Are you sure you have the Date Modified selected as a column to display?

Right click on the header column (has Name, Date, Type, etc.) and select the Date Modified tag.

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I have tried sending a message to a friend who, up until now has had no problem receiving. The message I am sending has no attachments. But this message has come back several times with the message:

This message has been rejected because it has
an overlength date field which can be used
to subvert Microsoft mail programs
The following URL has further information

but when I go to that hyperlink it is a page saying that the item 'might' have been removed.

Incidentally I have an uo to date virus checker running and have been able to send and receive emails to others since the first bounce of this email

1. Is this a genuine response or some sort of problem at receivers end?
2. If genuine can someone explain what I might need to do, if anything can be done, at my end to get the message through. I have already tried maing the subject line smaller but that made no difference.

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I am trying to add a sequential number to a date field in an Access form.
The format of the field is PS 18 Jan 11 xx, the PS is fixed, the current date and the xx is my sequential number I want to add.

Is there a way, to do this when the date is entered? And I would need the sequential number to reset to 01 with a new day.

I'm new to this, any help would be great!


Answer:Help in appending a sequential number to a date field

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I want to combine a text field and a date field into one field to use as a reference number. IE 'Mil - 05/11'.

I have got a field with the standard short date format 29/05/2011 (that I have to keep) and I have created a second field with the same date but formatted to a "mm/yy". When I concatenate the Operater Ref field "Mil" to the Date Ref field "05/11" I still get the full date format IE Mil - 29/05/2011.

Answer:MS Access Concatenate a date and text field


If you are creating the second field in your table, go to design view and change the Data Type to Text then try your concatenation. I built a mini-table and queried it and this worked for me... hope this works for you!

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Have sent email to several friends, there is no attachment, just relatively straight forward item with some borders and a table in the email body copy. In one case the email was bounced back as 'delivery failed' with the message:This message has been rejected because it has an overlength date field which can be used to subvert Microsoft mail programs The following URL has further information click hereHave gone to hyperlink which says 'page removed'. Other emails I sent to this friend get through. My questions are:1. I assume this is a genuine block?2. Has anyone come across this and do you know what it means?3. Is there something I can do to get my message through? [I had put a lot of work into it]Many thanks Tiggertwo using Outlook Express and windows95

Answer:Email bounced 'overlength date field'

Sounds like some sort of anti spam program which is a little too zealous. Have you tried it again to the same user?

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How do you insert a date field in Word 2007?

Answer:How do you insert a date field in Word 2007?

In Office 2010 at least, it should be under the "Home" or "Insert " tab. Then there should be a sub-category like "Date" or "Time".By the way. In the future, you'll get better office results here: and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

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Hello,Have a Excel file with multiple sheets , each sheet is identified by the persons ID numberSee attached file.Here i need to copy data from FILE1 in each sheet to FILE2As you see in file1 that data for each person is scar tared , that is date are up and down ...that data need to be moved to file2 where already date from 21 oct to 20 nov is marked.THANKS

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Hello,Have a Excel file with multiple sheets , each sheet is identified by the persons ID numberSee attached file.Here i need to copy data from FILE1 in each sheet to FILE2As you see in file1 that data for each person is scar tared , that is date are up and down ...that data need to be moved to file2 where already date from 21 oct to 20 nov is marked.THANKS

Answer:Moving rows with Date field from one worksheet to another

Quotei need to copy data from FILE1 in each sheet to FILE2I'm wondering about the wording of the quoted part of your post.  I suspect it would be better worded like this: i need to copy data from each sheet in FILE1 in to corresponding sheets in FILE2.   Is that correct?  Are FILE1 and FILE2 names of separate Excel files?

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Hi All,

I need an help one excel formula ,i have specific range with prices, but when ever there is a change in value in the range then one particular need to be updated with now() formula. Find below the snap shot of desired data....

Product Changes happened Jan'13 Feb'13 Mar'13 Apr'13 May'13 Jun'13 Jul'13 Sep'13
In the above data i have values for all product in all months. if there is any change happened then in the changes happened column need to be updated with now() formula.

Thanks in advance...


Answer:Automatic date update in a cell when another cell's value changes (as calculated

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I have a Date field in a Form. I want the Date to be appear in red when it is more than 6 months older than today's date. Where and how do I make that happen?

Answer:Access 2010 Date Field in Form Macro or ()Iff ??

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This one has got me. Has anyone figured out a way to do this easily? I can create a new column and extract the right characters and make it work ... but just wondering if there is a quicker way out there!

Thanks in advance for your time/help ...

Answer:Excel: Extract hour ONLY from a date/time field

Ok, got it to work ... but not sure if there is a better way.

I created a 2nd colummn and used the =RIGHT(D107,5) to isolate the time (10:32) from the date/time field (JAN 12,2014 10:32)

I then created another column and used =TIME(HOUR(C107),0,0) to pull out the hour ONLY in 10:00 AM format.

Is there a quicker way out there?

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I have an excel sheet with dates displayed in European format dd/mm/yyyy :-)I import it into a letter ("you have been a member since") and it imports in American mm/dd/yyyy.I can't see how to properly format the merge field

Answer:Mail merge a date field screws the formatting!

It all has to do with how your Operating System Date is set up.If your in the US then the default is mm/dd/yyyyYou can change how Excel Displays the date to dd/mm/yyyy, but it Stores the date in the System Date format of mm/dd/yyyy.When you import the date to Word, the System Date format is used.See here for how to change the format:

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Hi all,

I am looking for help on VB script to send automated emails based on the date column in excel sheet..

Uploading the excel sheet as well. The email should trigger on dates in column F to corresponding email addressed in column E ..

The email body should say :

Your employee "Column C" is approaching his probation period on "Col D". Kindly confirm if you want to confirm on the date of "Column D" or modify it.

Answer:Need help to send automated email based on the date field

Have a look at the attached I have written the code necessary however if you have any changes you would like made let me know.

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I want to be able to place the date in reverse order in the subject line of new emails when I press a button on the toolbar. The format of the date should read '20061003' for the 3rd Oct 2006 - I know i should be able to use a macro or write VB scipt, bit i am not that clever - please help - many thanks

Answer:MS Outlook 2003 - Reverse Date in Subject Field

06.10.03 - subject.It's easier to read and there will not be a filing problem for the next 94 years or so.I'll leave the technical stuff to others

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Access 2003
Windows XP

I am creating a new table and would like to format a field to short date. Here is my code. Is there a way to format to short date from here?


Set fld = tbl.CreateField("Date", dbDate)
fld.Required = True
tbl.Fields.Append fld

Answer:Access 2003 - Format field to Short Date

try this:
fld.NumberFormat = "m/d/yyyy"

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I am furious at not knowing why my date/clock in Windows 7 keep changins its appearance. It is as if the files or settings for Windows change mysteriously back and forth and I don't like it one bit.

The issue pertains to this clock/date shown at the bottom right corner on the screen just beside the system tray.

Sometimes it tells me the clock and no date or anything else is shown.
Some hours later it changes mysteriously to show the clock and the date format I once set, so that I get to see the day of the week, the date in numeral and the month in letters, and finally showing the year.

Something appear to be horribly wrong in Windows and I have no hope fixing it.

Only hope here is if this issue is familiar to other people.

Answer:Weird behavior by Windows 7, clock/date field changing

Do these changes happen when you hover your curser over the date? A few screenshots would be helpful!

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How do I stop update of date field in Word? I set the date to original date and try to save as PDF but it updates on save.

Answer:can't stop date field in Word from auto update in old docs

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While searching for some information in some old files, I noticed that every time I open a Word document, using Word 2007, the "date modified" shown in Windows Explorer automatically updates and changes the file properties to reflect the current date and time. I make no changes to the file and at no time am I asked to “Save” the document, which would justify the update of the “Date Modified” field.

This happens in both Vista and XP.

Is there any way I can change this setting? I only want the date modified to change when I actually make a modification to the document.

Answer:How to stop updates to Date Modified field in Windows Explorer

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Windows repeatedly asks me to update with the little yellow exclamation mark in the tray but it always fails and then keeps asking over and over again. It's trying to update something I don't even use I think PowerPoint or something; I had the option off at one point for those programs so it wouldn't keep asking but then a message pops up saying are you sure you want to leave these off you might need them.

Any ideas on how to get past this?


Have a look at this link and see if it helps.

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I have been struggling with this for a couple of days.

Here's the scenario: I have 2 sets of data, one shows repeat calls for a list of customers, the other shows trouble reports for the same set of customers. I want to count how many times each of these customers called within 30 days of the original trouble report.

I have tried using a nested count Iif expression but I don't have a lot of experience with expressions and apparently am using it incorrectly. What I have tried is something like this:

=Count(IIf([Contact Date/Time],+30,1))

Any suggestions or ideas are welcome at this point. Thank you in advance!



Answer:Access 2013 - Count only if date falls within 30 days of field from different table

I would create a 'groupby' query using the DateAdd function for criteria. If this is a report you should be able to link this query to the report query by acct number or something.
SQL looks like this example
SELECT Table1.Name2, Count(Table1.ID) AS NameCount
FROM Table1
WHERE (((Table1.Date1)>DateAdd('d',-30,Date())))
GROUP BY Table1.Name2;

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I have a Word 2010 document and I want to have specific text appear if a date is more than 42 days away from today (whatever today happens to be). I've got a three-cell table that looks like:


| DATE: | 12/25/13 | { =IF(B1-TODAY()>42,TRUE,FALSE) } |

I keep getting a Syntax Error on my field in the 3rd cell. I think the problem is that Word doesn't understand "TODAY()" like Excel does, but I don't know if there is any other way to calculate the days between two dates? My eternal gratitude to anyone who can figure out how to do this properly.

Answer:Date calculation using Word 2010 table/field Syntax Error

You will need to create a spreadsheet then "Link" that spreadsheet containing the calc cells.

Things to Remember When Linking
If you move the linked Excel file, you break the link. To fix this, you need to relink the file.
Double-click on the Excel data in your document to edit it: this opens the linked spreadsheet.
You can also edit the spreadsheet directly: the changes appear in your Word document once you save the Excel spreadsheet.

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I would like for my Access 2007 database to automatically record the date/time when the data in a SPECIFIC field is modified (not when any data in the record changes).

Here is a simplified explanation of my scenario. This database keeps track of cases in my office. A data entry form named "Cases" feeds a table named "Cases." The form includes text boxes that correspond to the fields in the table. Three of these are: "Case_Notes," "Case_Status," and "Date_Status_Change."

I would like for the "Date_Status_Change" field to automatically reflect the current date/time whenever the data in the "Case_Status" field changes. I do not want the date/time to change when information in the "Case_Notes" field is modified.

What code would accomplish this?

The following code will enter the date/time for a change anywhere in the record:

Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
Me![Date_Status_Change].Value = Now()
End Sub

But I want to limit it so that it dates changes ONLY in the ?Case_Status? field.

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Hi, I was kindly helped my AJ on this site to end up with


for the folowing:
2 colums, 'A' with the year (currently as plain number) 'B' with a simple number. There are roughtly 5/8 entries for each year, from 1989 to 2008. I need to sum 'b' for a range of years, (say 1990 to 1995), I can do it for one year value but not more.

but the further problem I have is:
I have a list of 160 rows with the year being the key data field and selecting various ranges say 1995 to 2006.

I need to capture the data in a way that I need to keep historic info for years gone (2006,2007) but then alter the sheet (remove a row if no longer relevant) for current and future years.

I was thinking of having a final column with a "year removed field" and the main formula above being dependant on that for inclusion, make sense?
Many thanks

Answer:Excel 2003 - Selecting data within a date range with a further logic field?

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Hi There

I can't seem to get this line of macro to work properly

If ActiveCell<=Range("C4") then......(Some lines get deleted)

Both the active cell and Range("C4") have dates in them. This line of code does not work properly. It does't matter if the date in the Active Cell is greater than the date in Range("C4"), the macro still executes the next lines of code and still deletes lines that it should not delete.

What am I doing wrong??


Answer:Solved: Date: VBA - One date less than another date

This would happen if either or both of the cells being evaluated are not dates or if the ActiveCell is blank. Try this test to see if this is the case; in either case you should use the DateValue function when evaluating ActiveCell vs C4. This is because the VBA interpretation of a date is much more forgiving than the Excel interpretation. VBA will interpret anything that looks like a date as a date e.g. " 12/21/2013" (with the leading spaces) will be interpreted by Excel as text whilst VBA will recognise it as a date.

Sub test()
If IsDate(ActiveCell) = False Then
MsgBox (ActiveCell.Address & " is not a Date")
ElseIf IsDate(Range("C4")) = False Then
MsgBox ("Cell C4 is not a Date")
If DateValue(ActiveCell) <= DateValue(Range("C4")) Then [B] [COLOR=red]'use this in your macro[/COLOR][/B]
MsgBox ("OK")
End If
End If
End Sub

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I am running query where I want Price data from price table for particular month.Here is my

See the attachment for tables.

Customer table has Date and Product code and Price table has date, code and price.I need query that will give me price from Price table based on Product code in Customer table.Example: In customer table product 100 sold in Jan , May and Aug. Price table has price for code 100 for Jan which got changed in Feb. then got changed again in April and so on.....I need a query for product 100 which got sold in may in customer table but available price in price table is in April. Query should pick first if the record available in same month (may) in price table if not in may the then the previous month like April.Thanks for help in advance.

Answer:Date query

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I am building a database in msaccess and I would like to build a query that has a criteria that will let me enter only the month and year (i.e. jan-05) and it will find all the records that have fit that criteria and ignore the day. Could someone tell me how to do this?

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we use outlook to view messages in the military. these messages are most likely refrenced by their date time group. in the message ( body of the email ) it will state the DTG.. example DTG: 291323Z Apr 10

i would like to make a field in my view so i can have the messages displaed by DTG. is this possible? if so how?


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Question: Access query date

In Access I want to view all the records for one week. I was hoping this would work. "Between [Enter Beginning Date] and [Enter Beginning Date]+6" What am I missing? The goal is to only have to enter one date.

Answer:Access query date

mcookaz, it is better to use a form to either enter a date or select a date from an ActiveX calendar, you then use
Between forms![Formname]![Enter Beginning Date] and forms![Formname]![Enter Beginning Date]+6

It can be used on as many queries as you like as well.

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Guys - I need to do a date collumn which I want to do a list of dates 01 June 2004 - 2010, but! I do not want it to show saturdays, and sundays, as they are no working days. How would I do this?

Answer:MS Excel date query

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