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Default Filter form with date fields problem!!

has anybody got an idea how i could filter Access forms using date fields. Don't get me wrong... I know how to use filter but everytime i use it on date fields in Access it returns wrong dates or sometimes doesn't return anything at all.

  I have played with it soo much till now i feel am jus guessing solutions rather than know the solutions. I can't even explain why i don't get data at times and not at other times.

If you have experienced such problems please help!!.

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Please post some data from the date fields. Access can get freaky when the dates take formats like YYYY-MM-DD, etc. SO if you date fields are not what Access is expecting, it won't return any records, or the wrong records.

One solution I use is to use a combo box to look up the dates as they are formatted, and then use them as strings to get the data filtered.


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If you're talking about filtering the date fields via VBA programming just remember to delimit the date variable with pound signs. For example:

Me.Filter = "[dtmDueDate] < #" & Date() & "#"

Also remember not to name any fields in your tables just DATE because that is a reserved Access function that returns today's date.

The function Now() returns the date and current time, so only use that one if time of day matters. If not, comparing a date to Now will rarely match because a date is usually stored with midnight as the time if Now was not used in the first place.

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