Thread: Date format problems XP
05-27-04, 04:30 #1Registered User
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
Unanswered: Date format problems XP
I have a format problem when uploading a text file into access> whenever the day number is below thirteen it flips the month and the date around.
So the third of may supposed, to be 03-05-2004 becomes 05-03-2004 However the thirtheenth of may, supposed to be 13-05-2004 stays 13-05-2004. (this is by the way the dutch way of putting down a date)
Anyone suggestions??Nobody dies a virgin because life screws us all!
05-27-04, 08:50 #2Registered User
- Join Date
- May 2004
While I can't offer a solution, I can offer an explanation...
Obviously this is the US date format at work - because there are 12 months in a year, the US format keeps your date as-is, but when it goes above that, then it assumes you've made a mistake and switches accordingly.
Frekster22 was having the same problem - he's Australian and so instead of having 12/4/04 for 12 April, Access put in 4/12/04.
I've heard that it's related to time settings on the computer, and it could depend on the version. But keep trying and maybe read the Help files, they may offer a solution for it.