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How do I change the FORMAT of a date in Access 2003?

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

  1. RheaS

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    I need to change the actual format of a date in Access 2003 from mm/dd/yy to
    yyy/mm/dd, not just the appearance of the date.

    Got any suggetsions?
     
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  3. fredg

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    On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 14:32:02 -0700, RheaS wrote:

    > I need to change the actual format of a date in Access 2003 from mm/dd/yy to
    > yyy/mm/dd, not just the appearance of the date.
    >
    > Got any suggetsions?


    I don't quite understand your question since both mm/dd/yy and
    yyy/mm/dd are date formats (which is just the appearance of the date,
    not how it is stored).

    Today is actually stored, in Access, as 38887.
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  4. KARL DEWEY

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    Seeing as how format is appearance I assume you want the date to be text.

    Format([YourDateField],"yyyy") & "/" & Format([YourDateField],"mm") & "/" &
    Format([YourDateField],"dd")

    And I am also assuming you meant "yyyy" instead of "yyy". If you realy ment
    "yyy" then it would be like ---
    Right(Format([YourDateField],"yyyy"),3) & "/" & Format([YourDateField],"mm")
    & "/" & Format([YourDateField],"dd")

    "RheaS" wrote:

    > I need to change the actual format of a date in Access 2003 from mm/dd/yy to
    > yyy/mm/dd, not just the appearance of the date.
    >
    > Got any suggetsions?
     
  5. Joseph Meehan

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    RheaS wrote:
    > I need to change the actual format of a date in Access 2003 from
    > mm/dd/yy to yyy/mm/dd, not just the appearance of the date.
    >
    > Got any suggetsions?


    Format is a display function, not a storage function. Access stores
    dates as a simple number with no formatting.

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    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
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