Query with a Date RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to show all items that have not yet been shipped yet in a query. I know that the criteria >Date() shows all items shipped after today. But what if someone wants to enter a date and see all items shipped before, let's say 1/2/2013 or 3/5/2015 (as examples). How can I enter the criteria so someone can put in the date that they want and find all items shipped after that date? Thanks.
    Friday, September 8, 2017 6:43 PM

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  • In query design view enter    < 1/2/2013   as criteria

    Build a little, test a little

    Friday, September 8, 2017 6:48 PM
  • Hi,

    You could try using a criteria like:

    >[Enter Date]


    >CDate([Enter Date]

    In addition, you may have to declare the parameter as a Date in your query. For example:

    PARAMETERS [Enter Date] DateTime;
    SELECT * FROM tblShipments
    WHERE ShipDate>[Enter Date];

    If you declare the parameter, then you should be fine with the first sample criteria. I don't think you'll need to use the second one.

    Hope it helps...

    Friday, September 8, 2017 6:57 PM
  • You can make the query more flexible by defining a date range by start and end date parameters, both of which are optional, e.g.

    [End Date:] DATETIME;
    SELECT *
    FROM Shipments
    WHERE (DateShipped >= [Start Date:]
    OR [Start Date:] IS NULL)
    AND (DateShipped < [End Date:]+1
    OR [End Date:] IS NULL)
    ORDER BY DateShipped;

    The user can enter both dates to define a range; only one of the dates to return all shipments after a start date, or before an end date; or neither of the dates to return all rows from the table.  It works by testing for NULL parameters.  If the user leaves a parameter empty (NULL) when prompted, the second part of the OR operation will evaluate to TRUE regardless of the value in the DateShipped column in a row.

    Ken Sheridan, Stafford, England

    Friday, September 8, 2017 10:31 PM
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    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:36 AM