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Conditionally formatting a mm/dd/yyyy*

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    Post Conditionally formatting a mm/dd/yyyy*

    I have been asked to easily show the difference between a planned and actual date in a report. The request is to have the planned date show up RED and with and "*" by the date. I have created the expression,

    Planned IR Date*: IIf(Nz([Planned IR Date])=0,"No Date",[Planned IR Date] & "*")



    I have been using conditional format in the report, but cannot this to work yet. By the way, I am a newbie to Access.

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    Why doesn't work - error message, wrong results, nothing?

    Your Nz syntax is wrong, doesn't have alternate value.
    IIf(Nz([Planned IR Date],0)=0,"No Date",[Planned IR Date] & "*")

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    Quote Originally Posted by June7 View Post
    Why doesn't work - error message, wrong results, nothing?

    Your Nz syntax is wrong, doesn't have alternate value.
    IIf(Nz([Planned IR Date],0)=0,"No Date",[Planned IR Date] & "*")

    Sorry, instead of pasting I typed. It is supposed to be Planned IR Date*: IIf(Nz([Planned IR Date])=0,"No Date",[Planned IR Date] & "*")


    I am using the expression to put an asterisk with the date if the space is Null due to a lack of information. I am not sur what I should be conditionally formatting for. I just know if the cell contains a "5/25/2012*" I want it to be Red. If it is just 5/25/2012 it need to be black.

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    By the way...

    To date the conditional formatting I have tried has produced nothing. Like nothing happened.

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    That is the same expression as the original post and still wrong. Look at my example again. An alternative:
    IIf(IsNull([Planned IR Date]),"No Date",[Planned IR Date] & "*")

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