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How to enter Today's Date in Access by a key combination

by Map941 / February 25, 2006 3:22 AM PST

I have used the {Ctrl}+{Semicolon} combination that I found in the Help, but it just moves the cursor inside the field from the mm/ to the dd/ and the values remain blank. What am I missing?

I would appreciate any help.


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Continuation of previous submission
by Map941 / February 25, 2006 3:42 AM PST

I am not creating new records but just need to edit records that have blank date fields. I would like to enter today's date without actually typing it.


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Re: entering date in MS Access
by Kees Bakker / February 25, 2006 6:43 AM PST

With me, in Access 97, it works perfect, both for new and for existing records under one condition: there's no input mask defined for the field. Obviously, since you have mm/ and dd/ in the field, there's in input mask, and that seems to confuse MS Access.

So I don't think you're missing something, you've got too much.

Hope this helps.


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Thank You!
by Map941 / February 25, 2006 8:48 AM PST

I appreciate your suggestion. It does work. But, it would be much better if it would work with a mask too. It's all about data entry flexibility and accuracy.

Thank you again.


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