Calculating AGE in a Table in Access using the DOB RRS feed

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  • I can't get the formula right for calculating the AGE field in the TABLE of my database.
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:53 AM

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  • ciao Linda,

    applying this sql predicate, you can calculate the age :

    SELECT Imp2.IDImpiegato,


              Year(Date())-Year([datanascita]) AS eta,

               Format$([datanascita],"mmdd")>Format$(Date(),"mmdd") AS toAdd,

               DateDiff("yyyy",[datanascita],Date())+(Format$([datanascita],"mmdd")>Format$(Date(),"mmdd")) AS age


    you could concrentrate just on bold calculated field, I have added some more information to highlight what the way is.

    HTH ciao. Sandro.

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:37 AM
  • You need an If condition to handle the current year.

    For DOB 1/20/2000,

    on 1/17/2018

    age = (2018-2000)-1 = 17

    on 1/20/2018

    age= 2018-2000 = 18

    IIf(Date < DateSerial(Year(Date), Month(Nz([DOB], Date)), Day(Nz([DOB], Date))), (Year(Date) - Year(Nz([DOB], Date))) - 1, Year(Date) - Year(Nz([DOB], Date)))

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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:32 PM
  • When asking questions, try to give us all the pertinent information as it help us customize the answer to your exact setup.  In this case, a table name, field name(s) would be most helpful.

    You could use a VBA function and call it in a query expression, or build an expression directly in your query, such as

    Year(Date())-Year([DOB]) + (Month(Date())<Month([DOB])) + (Month(Date())=Month([DOB]) And Day(Date())<Day([DOB]))

    Where DOB would be the name of the field that hold the record's date of birth to calculate the age from.

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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:56 PM
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    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:50 AM