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Gismo

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Hi all,

I need to extract the month and year from a date field
Format: yyyy/mm/dd

Period: Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Actual work],"mmm\ yyyy")

Date: 2021/09/17
Result: Dec 1899

Please advise
 

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If that field has a value of 0 then that is a correct value.

Code:
Public Sub test()
  Debug.Print Format(0, "mmm\ yyyy")
End Sub
Result: Dec 1899
 

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If that field has a value of 0 then that is a correct value.

Code:
Public Sub test()
  Debug.Print Format(0, "mmm\ yyyy")
End Sub
Result: Dec 1899
yyyy/mm/dd
2021/09/17

Result should be Sep 2021
 

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What is the value type of the field?
Can you debug doing
cdbl([IW47 Local TBL]![Actual work])
and show result.
 

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What is the value type of the field?
Can you debug doing
debug.print cdbl([IW47 Local TBL]![Actual work])
and show result.
it is imported as a short date field

what is cdb?
 

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Convert to double.
I want to see the true numeric value of the field.
 

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Convert to double.
I want to see the true numeric value of the field.
Still the same

can debug.print cdbl([IW47 Local TBL]![Actual work]) bet pasted directly in a query?

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its not [Actual Work] that you put in the Format(), it should be [Created On]

Period: Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm\ yyyy")
 

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its not [Actual Work] that you put in the Format(), it should be [Created On]

Period: Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm\ yyyy")
Sorry, lol, meant to say Created on
Is it possible to sort by year and month?
 

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you use Query and add an Expression in your sort:

Select * from [IW47 Local TBL] Order By Format(Nz([Created On], 1), "yyyymm") ASC;
 

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you use Query and add an Expression in your sort:

Select * from [IW47 Local TBL] Order By Format(Nz([Created On], 1), "yyyymm") ASC;
Sorry, not sure I understand

SELECT [IW47 Local TBL].Registration, Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm yyyy") AS Period, Sum([IW47 Local TBL].[Actual work]) AS [Actual work]
FROM [IW47 Local TBL] INNER JOIN [Registration - CS - Orders] ON ([IW47 Local TBL].Order = [Registration - CS - Orders].Order) AND ([IW47 Local TBL].Registration = [Registration - CS - Orders].Registration)
GROUP BY [IW47 Local TBL].Registration, Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm yyyy")
ORDER BY Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm yyyy");

 
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Order it using:

Format(Nz([Created On], 1), "yyyymm")

if you order it using:

Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm yyyy")

it will be sorted by Alphabet, therefore "Feb" will come first before "Jan", since F is before J.
 

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Order it using:

Format(Nz([Created On], 1), "yyyymm")

if you order it using:

Format([IW47 Local TBL]![Created On],"mmm yyyy")

it will be sorted by Alphabet, therefore "Feb" will come first before "Jan", since F is before J.
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it is imported as a short date field
I just imported a spreadsheet with dates defined as short date and Access refused to accept them as dates so they imported as null. I've never run into this before. There seems to be a new bug in the transfer of data from Excel to Access but I didn't have time to play with it so I imported the data as text. Added a column to the temp table defined as Date and then ran an update query to copy the string date to the date field. Then I imported the local table. This gave me visibility into what was happening.

I'm not saying this is a solution but it is a bandaid if you are running into this bug.
 

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