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Access 97 shows a date as 07/11/2023, I want 07/11/1923

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Debra Samuelson, Jul 28, 2006.

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    Debra Samuelson
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    When I input 07/11/23, Access 97 automatically converts this to read
    07/23/2023, I want it to read 07/23/1923. What should I do?

    Please help! Debra Samuelson
     
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    Jerry Whittle

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    Input 07/11/1923.

    Access makes assumptions when you use 2 digt years. From 50 to 99 it adds
    1900. From 00 to 49 and adds 2000. That's why you are seen 1923.

    IMHO after the Y2K scare, any database developer worth their salt requires 4
    digit years. Even then we are setting up for a Y10K panic!
    --
    Jerry Whittle
    Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. Keith Bontrager - Bicycle Builder.


    "Debra Samuelson" wrote:

    > When I input 07/11/23, Access 97 automatically converts this to read
    > 07/23/2023, I want it to read 07/23/1923. What should I do?
    >
    > Please help! Debra Samuelson
     
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    Douglas J. Steele

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    Actually, the assumptions Access makes are dictated by the operating system.

    Go into the control panel, and look at the Regional and Language Options
    applet. On the Regional Options tab, click on Customize. On the Date tab,
    you'll be given an option to change how it interprets 2 digit years.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Jerry Whittle" <JerryWhittle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FD2A9E0B-1FFB-4C9E-A6EA-7BF0A0C68288@microsoft.com...
    > Input 07/11/1923.
    >
    > Access makes assumptions when you use 2 digt years. From 50 to 99 it adds
    > 1900. From 00 to 49 and adds 2000. That's why you are seen 1923.
    >
    > IMHO after the Y2K scare, any database developer worth their salt requires
    > 4
    > digit years. Even then we are setting up for a Y10K panic!
    > --
    > Jerry Whittle
    > Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. Keith Bontrager - Bicycle Builder.
    >
    >
    > "Debra Samuelson" wrote:
    >
    >> When I input 07/11/23, Access 97 automatically converts this to read
    >> 07/23/2023, I want it to read 07/23/1923. What should I do?
    >>
    >> Please help! Debra Samuelson
     
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