Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting dates, part of Access 2010: Queries.
There are thousands of ways that dates can be valuable in your database and just…as many variations on how they're formatted or displayed.…They can be written longhand for use on business letters or abbreviated for…use on payroll checks.…They can be incorporated into serial, production, or batch ID numbers, or used…for quarterly financial reporting.…Because Access stores dates as serial numbers as we saw in the previous movie we…have an infinite number of ways that we can display our data.…One of the ways that we can do that is with the Format function.…The Format syntax looks like this.…
It requires two pieces.…It requires the expression that we want to format and this is where we want to…plug in our DateField, and it requires some symbols.…For the symbols we have a variety of options.…We'll use a lowercase d to represent days, m represents months, y represents years.…We can also use q for quarters, wd for weekdays, and ww for weeks of the year.…We'll use these symbols in a variety of configurations.…
- Naming conventions and best practices
- Working with joins
- Using comparison operators
- Defining criteria for select queries
- Creating parameter queries
- Creating calculated fields
- Working with dates and times
- Using the Expression Builder
- Creating conditional statements
- Making, deleting and appending records
- Building reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Queries in Access
2. Creating Simple Select Queries
3. Creating Parameter Queries
Creating a combo box4m 30s
4. Applying Aggregate Calculations (aka Totals Queries)
5. Working with Dates in Queries
6. Understanding Conditional Statements
7. Linking It All Together
8. Alternative Query Types
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