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Question: how to correct a date field when you enter a date a number a

I accidentally formatted the date cell & it only accept numbers

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Answer: how to correct a date field when you enter a date a number a

I don't know what you mean by "it only accepts numbers".Why can't you just format it as a date again?Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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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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In Access, I am trying to develop a process for generating a unique client number that follows a very specific formula: XXX - XXXX - X - XXXX. The first group should represent the quarter and year when the client is first introduced (non-standard year: Feb-Jan). The second group should be a unique, sequential ID number with leading zeros (missing numbers won't matter and leading zeros seems impossible, so I'm planning to use a DMax calculation on the form that generates a sequential number). The third number represents the client's initial program phase ID. The final number relates to the grant contract ID.

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

UniqueNumber: DatePart("q",DateAdd("m",-1,[MonthStart])) & Format([MonthStart],"yy") & "-" & [SeqNum] & "-" & [InitialPhaseID] & "-" & [ContractID]

The table already has a primary key, but since I am required to generate client numbers in this format, I want the UniqueNumber to be saved and searchable. This field never needs to change once the original record is saved. I've tried an Append query, but can't make it work. I assume it's related to the fact that I'm combining Date and Number fields, not to mention the DatePart function. I consistently get a key violation error. Any thoughts on how I can proceed?

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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

... Read more

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

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Hi! Does anyone know what is the format of the date in the field "(battery) Manufacture Date" informed by Lenovo Vantage (Hardware Configuration > Energy)? It seems not to follow Windows setting. In my case, it is set to Brazilian Portuguese DD/MM/YYYY, but there is not a leading "0" in the returned value (see attached image). Does it really disregard the Windows setting and presents it in a fixed format (maybe American English)? When was my battery manufactured (Oct. 07 or July 10)?Thanks in advance.  

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I have a large report of application forms which have been submitted including the date when they were submitted however the dates are formatted incorrectly.

1. Although the cell formatting is dd/mm/yyyy the data is being shown in mm/dd/yyyy which means the dates are incorrect (e.g. 2nd January would read as 1st February.)
2. As a result of this dates which are passed the 12th of a month are not accepted as dates (it reads the day figure as months and there is no 13th month etc)

I have tried to use the text to columns function but that makes no difference and I have tried to extract just the dates but I've had no luck.

Can anyone help, I've attached a small sample of the data.



Answer:Exported date field not recognized as date in Excel

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

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Help! This should be easy but I can't get it to work.

I have a report that must group by Trip# and sort by ascending activity date all of the various activities that took place on multiple days of the trip.
Further, the trip with the earliest date must come first regardless of the Trip#.
I've accomplished getting the earliest starting date trip first and grouping its detail with a unique string made up of the earliest date of each trip formatted to YYYYMMDD+Trip#. This prints a trip total and works fine.

But the daily activity for the trip is out of date sequence.
Adding a Date field to the 'Sorting and Grouping' insists on breaking on and printing a sub-total for each of the trips activity dates.
Without the sorting & grouping by date the trip records are out of sequence even though the data source query is sorted ascending by activity date.

(see attachments that show the above)

The only solution I can think of is to create a sub-report sorted by activity date.

Does anyone have any better ideas?

Jim Shannon
JES Computer Systems
Access Developer.

Answer:How sort by 2nd field (date) without grouping when date changes?

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I need to return a number associated with a date based on today's date. For example: A1:A24 are numbers 1 to 24 and B1:B24 contain the 15th and 30th for each month of the year; 15-Jan, 30-Jan, 15-Feb, 28-Feb, ... 30-Dec.Cell C1 needs to return the number from A1:A24 based upon today's date compared to the date in B1:B24.For example today is 08/21/15, what number should be returned in Cell C1. It should be 15 as 08/21 is less than 30-Aug.message edited by jmichels

Answer:Return a number based on today's date compared another date.

Try this formula, see how it work for you:=INDEX(A1:B24,MATCH(TODAY(),B1:B24,1),1)This will work for most dates, but errors out if the Date is 01/14/15 or less.MIKE edited by mmcconaghy

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Have set the correct time zone, set the date and time, and within half an hour, the time jumps ahead significantly. Time then continues jumping periodically, and date as well. Any patch available for this?

Answer:Date/Time jumps after correct setting of date/time/timezone?

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I use due dates on my Outlook tasks. When I customize my Tasks list (in the Calendar view) to group by due date, I just get too many groupings (one for each due date!). I would like to know if I can create a custom field called 'Due Month' and/or 'Due Week', extracted from the 'Due Date', so I can view my tasks by what is due during a given week or month. If the answer is yes, any suggestions on the technique I would use would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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I need a date field changed into a text field of YYYYMMDD so for example the date of birth field is 3/17/1953 and I need that converted to 19530317 in the Excel spreadsheet. Thanks.

Answer:I need a date field changed into a text field of YYYYMMDD

under the format options.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can someone help please?

I'm setting up a query in Excel from an SQL database. How do I (or what do I) do to ensure only todays data is shown - I suppose I'm looking for an"=TODAY" type thing but don't know enough to be able to do it.

Thanks in anticipation.

Moll )

Answer:Excel query on Date field

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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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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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 receive periodic Word (.rtf) documents from a property rental agency whenever my property is rented. The document contains the dates rented, the renter's name, etc. There is a "date field" in each document which automatically shows today's date, rather than the date the doc was created and sent to me. If I want to forward the doc to the renter a week later how do I stop the date from updating when I send it and stop it from updating when the renter opens the file?

Answer:Solved: Stop Updating the Date Field

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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

using excel 2007, cell a1 contains an array formula (CSE) like so - {=MAX(LEN(A2:A470000))}
cells a2 through a470000 contain dates such as
etc, you get the idea, i need the formula or something else entirely to return 10 not 5

thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: excel length of date field

i'll answer if myself thanks to another web site, Mike these guys are slackin' 'round here it looks like


exit celll with ctrl, shift, enter

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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'

Reuel Miller

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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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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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I keep getting system date not correct. How can I fix this?

Answer:I keep getting system date not correct. How can I fix this?

Hi: If you are getting that message every time you start the PC, most likely you need to replace the coin cell battery on the motherboard. It uses a standard CR2032 3 V battery. See appendix B page 50 at the link below for how to change the battery. I believe the battery in the 8000 Elite SFF is the Type 2 removal illustration.  

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my date should be 1-1-2017 and the time should be 12:19

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my date should be 1-1-2017 and the time should be 12:19

Answer:My clock and date are not correct can you help me?

Hi and welcome to Windows Central.
What device are you using? Is it a Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile/Windows PC?

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Hey everyone,

I'm having problems with Access, where I have a date/time field, which stores a month and a year (successfully), but still automatically assigns the first date of the month in question.

I used the following input mask (00/0000;;_) for the date field, and so far I haven't had any troubles with putting in a month and year. So far so good. But when I complete the date and move on, Access changes it to a full date. e.g. 06/2010 --> 01/06/2010.

Now, I'm actually fine with this part, my only problem is that I don't want it to do this in forms (both datasheet and normal view) or reports.

I heard something about using a Format ( to adjust the display, but I can't seem to get that to work. Is there any other way to tell Access how to display the date field, like what can be done in Excel?

This is rather urgent as I have a project due tomorrow and this problem (as well as others) have now been reached and I'd like to solve them as soon as possible.

Any help is appreciated, and I look forward to your responses.

Answer:Solved: Urgent: How do you format the DISPLAY of a date field?

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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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The company I work for has asked me to work with the DB (as you may well guess in this economy I now have to learn how to work with Access DB. This DB was created by someone who had a book “Access 2000 for dummies” in 2002, I have since then converted the 2000 DB to 2007 accdb format. That being said, in a form that is used to track records-TS# is the primary key, they want a YES/NO or actual name- Completed *check box for yes and blank for no*. I created the check box as you may know that was easy enough. The problem comes in when I go to the next record the box remains in whatever state it was on the previous record and does not show up anywhere else. I am sure this is likely because there are steps that I am omitting or not aware of. Any help offered would be amazing as I continue to work on this train wreck.


Answer:Solved: Access 2007 YES/NO field with time/date

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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I have a linked Excel spreadsheet to show invoices received and I insert a date when they are paid. I cannot figure out the expression to use to show all records where no date has been inserted. Can anyone help please.Thankyou

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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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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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Hi guys, I'm very new to access and I'm having some issues. I have made a field for an expiry date, and I have attempted to create a calculated yes/no field that gets ticked when the expiry date is up, so basically I have a box that I want ticked for when the expiry date is before the current date (I hope that makes sense). Thanks guys,


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I have a field that is date/time, formatted to display the long date (which starts with the day of the week). This has been extremely useful for some append, update and delete queries.

However, I would like to be able to do an update query based on the day of the week for each record. I know that the date/time field is stored as a number so I can't search for any string of letters. But, is there a way to take the long date format and copy what's there as a string so I can then extract the day of the week out of it? Otherwise, I guess I'm stuck with adding a separate field for day of the week, and manually inputting it. Seems like such a waste.

Answer:Solved: Access, Date/Time Field to String -- is it possible

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

I want to take the month info from the date field and have access put it into another (adjacent) field. Ie;

Month of B'day (New Field)

Also I want to be able to query the birthday field from previous data base tables which do not have the month field and make a table with the month information extrapolated to a new 'Month of B'day' field.

(Month([Birthday])) does not work.

I have printed a report with the 'Month of B'day" info extrapolated to the report but it is not useful because the report does not sort by the new information.

I know these must be possible but . . . . . AAAaaagh I'm going nuts.

Answer:Solved: Extrapolate Month from an Access date field

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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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I have had my SP3 W10 just a few days. Whenever I start it up the time and sometimes the date are wrong, not the 00:00:00 Jan 1st 1980 type of wrong but it's as if when the tablet shuts down the clock stops. I have set it to use time updates from both available time servers and I have set it manually but the problem persists. Can anyone advise please?

Answer:My Surface Pro 3 does not keep correct date/time.

Go to the Start screen
Swipe from the right side to pull up the charms bar
Press Settings
Change PC settings
Now pick your time zone

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Hello, I've often had this problem in the past where I will format my hard-drive or custom-build a new computer, only to find out months later, that one or more of my device drivers are not up-to-date or compatible with their current driver software...

When starting from scratch, what's the best way to ensure all your device drivers are updated/compatible? Like, for example, how do you personally ensure all your device drivers are up-to-date and compatible when starting anew? Go to the manufacturer's website for every driver? Or what? Are there any software tools out there that can help in this process?

Just curious, because I've always just kind of methodically and tediously gone to every manufacturer's website but I always seem to end up down the road with driver conflict problems...

Any advice here would be useful.

Answer:How do I make sure all of my drivers are correct/up-to-date?

The best option as you have already surmised is to go to the manufacturers websites.
Commonly there aren't a great deal of driver updates to check, but the ones that should be updated, especially if you are planning on migrating to Windows 7 are:

Motherboard manufacturer for:
Chipset driver, LAN driver, audio driver (if onboard), video driver (if onboard).

Video card driver (if discrete/seperate):
nVidia : from manufacturer preferably if GeForce 7xxx series or earlier, or direct from nVidia if unavailable, or 8xxx series or later.
ATI Radeon: Direct from ATI

Soundcard (if discrete/seperate) from manufacturer, also peripherals (printers, camera's, (some) keyboards and mice, scanners, copiers etc.)

To minimize driver conflicts I would only download one driver per component and use the correct procedure for updating drivers (i.e. close down all other applications before installing).

BEFORE updating drivers I would strongly recommend that you create a System Restore point and check for the drivers functionality, and repeat the process for each driver.

If you are unsure then please post back with your system information.

I would not recommend any all-in-one driver solutions at all.

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I have a Zoostorm Freedom 10-270 netbook; windows 7 starter. I do not use it that often but is good as it has an actual keyboard and I have needed it working outside my office.
Last week when I switched it on the date and time were wrong & it would not connect to the internet. I changed the date & time, saved the changes, and all was fine. The next day I switched it on, the date & time were again incorrect. This happened again today.
Any idea what the problem might be?

Answer:Correct date & time not saving

Sounds like the CMOS battery is dead (the battery is used save the BIOS settings, because you do not use the machine often the battery is over used and gone flat).
See here for a new battery and link on the site to show how to change (not s easy on some laptops)

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When i switch my pc overnight it looses the correct time and dateIts OK if i switch off and back on again in a few minsAny help would be appreciaedThanks

Answer:pc looses the correct time and date

It sounds like your mobo battery needs replacing, if not your mobo does....TT

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I have a brand-new computer with a clean install of Win 10 which I've been using for about 10 days now. While the system time is always correct, every couple of days when I boot the system the date will be off by a day or two, usually ahead. I have reset the date in the BIOS and keep resetting it in the Date and Time screens of Settings. I have experimented with synchronizing both with NIST and Windows time servers. So far nothing has solved the incorrect date problem. Since it's a new box it seems unlikely the CMOS battery is at fault, and even if it were that should result in incorrect times as well as dates. Where should I look to correct this problem?

Answer:Time correct but date often wrong

I would talk with the vendor ASAP. You may need to exchange the machine within your 30 day free typical time window.

Sounds like the problem occurs when the system was off and then powered up? Is the system overclocked?

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A computer that is running Windows 10 Version 1511 reverts to a previous date and time:

You might notice time & date is not correct on a W10 computer. This is due to:
This issue occurs because of a problem in the new Secure Time Seeding feature that is part of Windows Time service in Windows 10 Version 1511. This feature uses metadata from outgoing SSL connections from the computer to determine the approximate current time and date values, and it stores this data in the registry. When the computer restarts, the old registry data is not cleared or updated if, for any reason, no outgoing SSL traffic is present since the startup. This can cause the issue that's described in the "Symptoms" section. Click to expand...

This is more likely to happen to an enterprise or corporate network, but can very easily happen to a home user as well under similar circumstances

Answer:time & date is not correct on a W10 computer

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I want to add a validation rule to a date/time field in Access 2010. This worked in 2003 and I'd like to know why it won't work now.

The rule is

Is Null Or <= Date()

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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I've searched the forum and can't find the help I need...perhaps I'm not using the right keywords.

Anyway, I want to automatically have a time stamp entered in a field named "CancelDate" if a yes/no field named "Cancel?" is checked. On the form I use an action button for that field.

I'm new with VBA, but after some research I entered this code in the AfterUpdate line in Properties:

Private Sub CancelDate_AfterUpdate()
If Me.txtCancel?.value = 1 Then Me.txtCancelDate = Now()
End If
End Sub

...and it doesn't work. It seems to hang up because of the question mark. I get a Compile Error: Expected:Then or GoTo.

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Solved: Access 2007 Record Date When Field Updated

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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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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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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
ProjectDate = 7/1/2011

StartDate = 7/15/2011
ProjectDate = 8/1/2011

StartDate = 7/30/2011
ProjectDate = 8/1/2011

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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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

What did you do to get the Date, Insert --> Date and Time?Or did you use a DATE FIELD:If you are using: { DATE } Then it will always display TODAY'S date.If you are using: { CREATEDATE } Then it will display the date the document was created or saved using Save As.MIKE

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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:
="Records Selected between " & Forms!Reports!StartDate & " and " & Forms!Reports!EndDate
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:
Records Selected between 17/05/07 12:00:07 and 10/08/07 12:00:07

BUT what I want is the following:

Records Selected between 17/05/07 and 10/08/07

or even nicer

Records Selected between 17-May-2007 and 10-August-2007

Can this be done in such a control?


Answer:Solved: Access 2003 - Date Format in a Calculated Field

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I want to enter a column of date data in Excel 2008 for the mac for the the 4th wed of every month (payment fo SS check)

Answer:How do I enter the date format for the 4th mo

Enter this formula in Row 1 and drag it down.If you need to enter the formula in an different row, adjust the ROW() function portion so that it equals 1 in the first cell that you use it.=DATE(2011,ROW(),29)-WEEKDAY(DATE(2011,ROW(),4))Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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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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When items are loaned out we want them returned in 30 working days (approximately 6 weeks I'm not going to bother trying to calculate holidays) but to only come back on a week day Monday through Friday.

Field Name ReturnDate_Fld this needs to be calculated as 30 working days from the current date

or should I not worry about the extra effort and use the approximate by adding 42 to the BorrowDate_Fld (plus 42 days = 6 weeks)

Should I worry about this in a form or only set it as field in the report/query?

Answer:Solved: Access 2010 Set a date field to today plus 30 working days

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Outlook calendar shows in correct date after day light savings in Lumia 650,it stills shows Sunday Nov 6 but when I clicked app it shows correct date .Pls advice

Answer:Outlook calendar shows in correct date

I would suggest creating an event for today on your Outlook calendar on your PC and then open your email and hit the sync button. That might work.

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I am trying to find out the correct way to write a formula in Excel. We are trying to first determine if something falls into a date range, such as between 6/1/2011 and 6/15/2011 in row D. If something does fall into that date range, then we want to add up the corresponding amounts from row E to be summed together for us. Just to give you the correct ranges, we are looking at the dates from D5:D700 and the number amounts from E5:E700. Can someone please help me out? Thanks so much!

Answer:Correct Formula for Date Range for Excel

re: "row D, row E"Just to avoid any confusion, D & E are Columns, not rows.These formulas should get you what you are looking for. Note that these formulas will include 6/1 and 6/15. If by "between 6/1/2011 and 6/15/2011" you mean that you don't want to include 6/1 and 6/15, drop the "equal signs" before both DATEVALUE functions.=SUMPRODUCT((D5:D700>=DATEVALUE("06/01/2011"))*(D5:D700<=DATEVALUE("06/15/2011")),E5:E700)=SUMIF(D5:D700,">="&DATEVALUE("6/1/2011"),E5:E700) - SUMIF(D5:D700,">="&DATEVALUE("6/15/2011"),E5:E700)Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Just started happening last month. I go to lock my phone and it does nothing. Still powers off if I hold it down, but won't lock screen. So i tried to wait until the screen timeout and when i want to on my phone still does nothing.
I can only on my phone when i charge it.
So i tried anything like several soft resets, at first after the soft reset it works normal then later then the error will occur. After many soft resets i notice that my date is November 2015. Due to laziness i didn't set my settings then later i found that my phone is working fine.
But its sucks
You cant download from Store cause its not up to date.
Any suggestions how to fix this problem?
Does anyone have the same problem?
Sorry for bad English :3

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No matter how many times I change it, the date and time always change by a month or by an hour. Could this be some type of virus?

Answer:Clock won't stay on the correct date and time

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At night, when I power down my Vista desktop, the time gets changed to the wrong time, but the date remains correct. Could this still be the CMOS battery?


Answer:Time changing, date remains correct

Hello Vincenzo,

It could be either a dead CMOS battery or the time not set correctly in your BIOS settings. In addition, double check to make sure that you have the correct time zone and Daylight Savings set for your location.

Hope this may help,

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Hi All,
I am using Windows 7 32 bit. Recently i am facing a strange problem with the system date & time (system clock).
My system is not displaying the correct date & time. I need to manually adjust it.
The time and date of my computer remains the same as that of the time and date that I shut down my computer, and it continues from that time and date only.
For example, if I shut down my computer on 25 Jan 2010, 11pm, even when I switch on my computer on 28 Jan 2010, 9pm, the date and time shows 25 Jan 2010, 11pm

Plz suggest me how to get rid of this problem without reinstalling the OS again.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:System not displaying the correct date & time

Desktop or Laptop PC ? Have you checked the date in the Bios setup ?

Failing CMOS Battery ?

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Every Boot-up shows this msg:Press F1 to set the BiosPress F2 to continue.On Pressing F2, the PC Boots-up normally but the Date is set to 2002 Sept. 01 and Time is set to 06-00-00.Except for this the PC works very well.Motherboard is ASUS : M2N68-AM SE2, OS: WINDOOWS XO-PRO, RAM 2 GB. Replacing the Motherboard Battery and trying out a NEW identical Motherboard did not overcome this problem.Would appreciate guidance to overcome this problem. Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:How to make PC show CORRECT Date & Time

If a new identical motherboard also fails then you have me stumped. Unless there is some real weird bios reset jumper that is on all the time I can't explain it unless the second board is bad.Are you saving the changes at the end of the bios by some keystroke or using menu? Use menu to see actual save."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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I have a timesheet type Excel workbook. The week is official over on Saturday. When I open a blank timesheet, I would like for Saturday's date for each week to be automatically inserted. I also need a way for the date not to be updated, if the workbook needs to be reviewed at a future date.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Excel Enter Date

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I have the following code

Dim EndDate As Date

EndDate = DateSerial(Year(Date), Month(Date) + 1, 0)

If ws.Range("K4") <> "" Then
'Do Nothing
[B]ElseIf Date = EndDate Then
ws.Range("K4") = EndDate[/B]
ws.Range("K4") = Date + (7 - Weekday(Date, 1))
End If

Answer:Solved: Excel VBA Enter Date

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Can anyone help me to insert the date in a text field automatically when the text box is entered in a Microsft Access database.

Answer:Access - enter date automatically

If using a form you can use Now() as the default value which would work...I think!Otherwise it may need to be done using VBA - give us a bit more info on what it is you are trying to do and I'm sure someone will be able to help.

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hi I want the date as 01/Jan/2012 in cell where I want to

Answer:date should be as 01/Jan/2012 if I enter like 01012012

Change date format in Control Panel > Regional Settings (I don't use XP anymore so I'm guessing that's where you change it).

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Firstly, let me apologise, I'm a complete Access noob & am trying to teach myself as I've got no one to help me in person.

I'm trying to build a Time Sheet database that should record daily duties via an entry form:

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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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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Recently, my notebook do not show correct time and date after it is in standby mode. Time and date show at the moment I closed upper lid. Before that I use battery to operateWhat's happened? Is there anyone has same problem and give adviseTks

Answer:Do not show correct date/time after wake up from standby

How old is your machine, and also what model is your machine???? I think the BIOS battery have reached the end of its useful life, and need to be replaced.

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I've tried to search for this particular problem and have run into a lot of people who have various other problems with time being incorrect. Some suggest changing the CMOS battery, but the time always remains correct even as the date changes.

Otherwise, the laptop runs as expected. The only problem is that the set date throws off expired certificate errors in browsers after it goes far enough into the future. The date always changes forward and never backwards.

I've run Windows updates and it says I'm caught up and I have run AVG free antivirus as well as Spybot S&D.

I'm not particularly tech savvy and would appreciate any help.

EDIT: I found this thread describing the same problem. I should mention that I also tried to switch the synchronizing server and have attempted to turn off synchronization to no avail. It looks like nobody posted anything to resolve the problem in that thread.

Answer:The date changes while time remains correct on ASUS laptop

Hello and welcome to TenForums

Please give an example of how the date changes. Does it move up by 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or 1 year? How frequently does it change?


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hello all,my Dell Optiflex 790 will not stay accurate after five minutes of running after resetting.i uploaded/dated my BIOS and put in new CMOS battery, but it still won't work.please help ?thank you.

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Hey guys,

I did a fresh install of windows 8 pro. I went and installed drivers etc, then went to do windows update.... it hung on an update for 2 hrs. So i forced it off and booted it up again. Wouldn't boot to system or windows. Was stuck in a reboot loop. Tried repair etc but no luck.
What is the best way to update windows to correct this or any updates I shouldn't install yet?


8 gig ddrd 1866
500 g ssd
gtx 670
Thanks in advanced.

Update now I did another update once I did another fresh install. Now when I get into windows I cannot select the start menu or anything before it looks like windows hangs and just sits there thinking forever.

Wish a fresh install was easy. Not full of headaches or take me 2 days after work to get it going. Hope I can get it resolved today so I can use it this weekend.

Update. I tried installing a fresh copy. Once again windows update froze and crash. I am now trying to dl a smaller portion of updates to see if that works. Then install drivers. Need to get my pc working have tasks that need completion by tomorrow.

Answer:CrashAfter Failed Windows up date - How to update correct?

I was able to get it working. For me my steps were install windows. Restart. do windows update but only a few at a time. Guess before some updates were having issues together.

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Hi, sorry for my bad english, I'm italian!

I've a problem with my new L40-17S. Yesterday I've took off the battery becase now I use the notebook only at home;
Today I've turned it on (with AC adapter..) and bios say to me that date/hour is not correct.
I think because there's not a bios battery? What should I do?

Thanks in advance, Matteo

Answer:Removed the battery on Satellite L40-17S - Now date & time not correct

Well, seems the RTC battery is empty.
You should recharge the RTC (BIOS) battery. In such case you should read your user manual because there you will find the nice explanation.

Usually you should insert the battery and connect the AC adaptor to the notebook. To charge the RTC battery the notebook must be connected and running for about 14-20 hours. But all details can be found in the user manual like on my notebook.


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Hi all

I created an Excel spread sheet that the user has to input among other things many dates. The spread sheet that I created has many users doing their share of inputting data. The problem is not the formatting of the dates, but how the date is entered into a cell. I have formulas that use the dates to calculate the days between dates and other date type functions. For example, if someone enters Jan. 15, 2006, the date is entered as a text and the formulas return a #Value. I have seen many types of date entries that return a #Value in many cells.

Is there a way that I can warn the user that he or she has entered the date in the wrong format in a MsgBox?? If someone out there has a macro that can accomplish one of the above, that would save me many headaches. The dates are in specific columns (J and K)and are not random throughout the spreadsheet.

Thanks again,


Answer:Correct Date format in Excel spread sheet

You can use Data > Validation to warn them (although if they copy/paste, that won't retain what you want).

Perhaps the best is to use a UserForm which can control input and formatting. That way they can not change it even after they enter the data.

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We have part numbers for decals DEC-1 and DEC-12 and are linking into InDesign via Easy Catalog Creator which uses a .csv file for updates, but every time the file is reopened or resaved as a .csv, these part numbers change to a date and no longer link up. Is there a way to tell Excel not to do this?

Answer:part number changes to date

A few suggestions...1 - Format the cells as text before you enter Dec-12 - Use an apostrophe which forces Excel to read the data as text'Dec-13 - Use a formula in another cell:=CONCATENATE(TEXT(A1,"mmm"),"-",DAY(A1))The result will be treated as text.4 - Use a WorksheetChange macro. This code will monitor Column A and if a date is entered, it will reformat it to what you want it to look like and leave it as text.

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Disable event so this code doesn't
'fire when it changes the cell
Application.EnableEvents = False
'Was the change made to Column A?
If Target.Column = 1 Then
'If yes, was the entry a Date?
If IsDate(Target) Then
'If yes, the format the date and store it ina variable
myPN = _
Format(Range(Target.Address), "mmm") _
& "-" & Day(Target)
'Set the cell format to text
Range(Target.Address).NumberFormat = "@"
'Put the reformatted date back into the cell
Range(Target.Address) = myPN
End If
End If
'Enable Events for next time.
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

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I found the way to convert the date in my favourable style but i have a problem in entering the date as MS-EXCEL takes date in mm/dd/yyyy format but i want to enter the date in dd/mm/yyyy style.plz helpthanksAnupam dev

Answer:how to enter date in MS-EXCEL (indian format)

Format Cells...Custom...dd/mm/yyyy Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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when im trying to upgrade my lumia 730 through windows insider preview it always says server error check date/time and network even though my date and time are correct and connected to wifi
please help me guys.....

Answer:Why does my Lumia 730 say server error even though my phone has correct date and time?

Kind of a tricky question. I suggest you make sure your ducks are in a row before doing your upgrade.
My assumption is you are upgrading to Windows Phone 10. Are you upgrading from WP8.1 or an earlier build of Windows Phone 10?
There are multiple clocks... There are multiple failure spots...
If possible, perhaps you can do a hard reset and start over. If this is possible, it might be the safest solution for you.

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I have a spreadsheet that I pulled over (CTRL C) from a webpage and inputted (CTRL V) into an excel document. The excel file has over 1,000 lines in it and I need to organize this data chronologically. The issue that I have is that the dates are listed as m/d/yyyy, but these dates are not formatted as dates for some reason. I need to figure out how change the dates to the yyyymmdd format, so I can organize all data chronologically.I have already tried doing the FORMAT CELL/NUMBER/DATE, but it is not allowing me to change the date, so I am assuming that the numbers are formatted as a text or number and are not formatted as a date.Can anyone here help me?

Answer:Data formatted as a number; not a date

Try:=DATEVALUE(LEFT(C2,LEN(C2)-1))Select the column...right-click...Copy...right click...PasteSpecial...ValuesFormat...Cells...Custom...yyyymmddClick Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Working in Open Office Calc 3.0, I need to flag dates, in order to flag they need to be numbers, how do I convert the dd/mm format to the actual number of the day in the year? EX: 1/1 =1, 12/31 =365. Issue is: Input data as dd/mm, display number of day in year.Any help would be greatly appreciated. I need the format set in the cell, if possible.

Answer:Exel convert a date to number: 11/10 to 314

I know there is a better way to this... but you could make a table somewhere that has the date in one column and numbers 1 to 365 in an adjacent column, and then do a vlookup

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