Format date question

Hi everyone,

I have a textfield that I want to change (with a query) to "yymm".


is working, but not 


Which really puzzles me..

It doesn't matter if the the new field is "date" or "text" as long as it 
displays yy (2 digits) and mm (2 digits).

Any ideas?

1/3/2008 12:49:00 PM
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What version of Access?
I just tested with 2003 (US) and it returned 0801 for the current date

A workaround might be to use

AHHH! A  **TEXT** field.  In that case, the format function may be having 
trouble converting.  Can you convert the text field to a datetime type 

I just tested a text string and it did convert correctly for me if the text 
was delimited with dashes or slashes.  However, with periods it did not 
convert as desired.

John Spencer
Access MVP 2002-2005, 2007
Center for Health Program Development and Management
University of Maryland Baltimore County

"Mikael Lindqvist" <> wrote in 
> Hi everyone,
> I have a textfield that I want to change (with a query) to "yymm".
> Format([Datefield];"yyyymm")
> is working, but not
> Format([Datefield];"yymm")
> Which really puzzles me..
> It doesn't matter if the the new field is "date" or "text" as long as it
> displays yy (2 digits) and mm (2 digits).
> Any ideas?
> Kindly
> Mikael
> Sweden 

1/3/2008 1:06:16 PM
On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 04:49:00 -0800, Mikael Lindqvist
<> wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>I have a textfield that I want to change (with a query) to "yymm".

What's in the textfield now? Without knowing where we're starting, it's a bit
hard to tell you how to go!

             John W. Vinson [MVP]
1/3/2008 7:25:28 PM

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