Microsoft KB Archive/106290
Article ID: 106290
Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007
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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
If you use the Format() function on the result of a Month() function, Microsoft Access returns an incorrect result.
The Month() function converts a date to an integer. The Format() function is expecting a date serial number as an argument, but instead receives an integer.
This behavior is by design.
The following sample function returns January instead of April:
To return just the name of the month, use the Format() function without the Month() function. For example, the following expression returns April:
If the Month() function is required, use the Choose() function to return the name of the month. The following example demonstrates how to use the Choose() function:
NOTE: In the following example, an underscore (_) is used as a line- continuation character. Remove the underscore from the end of the line when re-creating the example.
=Choose(Month([datefield]),"January","February","March","April", _ "May","June","July","August","September","October","November", _ "December")
For information about syntax and usage of the Choose function, search the Help Index for "Choose function."
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