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Date format in update query

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

  1. John

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    How can I ensure that date is always assigned in dd/mm/yyyy format to a date
    filed, in an update query?


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  3. Allen Browne

    Allen Browne
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    John, Access does not store dates in a specific format. The format is
    applied at display time, and depends on the user's Regional Settings (in the
    Windows Control Panel.)

    So perhaps your question is, "How can I ensure that Access understands the
    dates in the query, and stores the correctly when the Update query

    I also live in a d/m/y country, and in 15 years of working with Access have
    found 3 cases where Access is likely to misunderstand our dates. Details in:
    International Date Formats in Access

    If the dates are calculated ones, typecasting them in the query can also
    Calculated fields misinterpreted

    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "John" <John@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
    > How can I ensure that date is always assigned in dd/mm/yyyy format to a
    > date filed, in an update query?
    > Thanks
    > Regards
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