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MS Access - Between Dates queries using variables from forms

by sheilasabado / June 13, 2010 8:05 PM PDT

I have a table with [Call Start] as Date/Time General Date which has data from March 30, 2010 until May 9, 2010. I want to create a query wherein I can get a date range from user given starting and ending date from a Form (GenForm):

User enters ff value in GenForm:

StartDate = 07-Apr-10
EndDate = 09-May-10

This is my query in MS Access Design View

Field: Format([Call Start],"Short Date")
Criteria: Between Format([Forms]![GenForm]![StartDate], "Short Date") And Format([Forms]![GenForm]![EndDate], "Short Date")
Result: It gives me data only for Apr 7, April 8, April 9, May 7, May 8 and May 9.

I think it only looks at the days of the date and not the entire date. Anyone can help me, please?

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You're nearly there. Don't format, just compare the dates.

Field: any date/time field
Criterion for the field: >= [Forms]![GenForm]![StartDate] and <= [Forms]![GenForm]![EndDate]

Your thought about what it does are right. The format results in a string, so the comparison is a string comparison, not a date comparison. And "10" isn't between "07" and "09", is it. So any string starting with "10" isn't between "07-" and "09-".


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by gisquared / March 23, 2012 6:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Solution.

This exactly what I needed... thank you... I changed it a bit though. for us...we have a page where we always want two weeks out from a single date so I used:

>=[Forms]![Main Menu]![Monday Date] And <=[Forms]![Main Menu]![Monday Date]+14

Works like a charm.

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