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convert a string such as 20190610 into a report where it should look like 10-06-2019

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    convert a string such as 20190610 into a report where it should look like 10-06-2019

    Hey,
    I have a report based on a query that contains the text 20190610


    How can I convert a string such as 20190610 into a report where it should look like 10-06-2019
    Use of left, right and mid does not give the desired result
    Who can help me?
    Thanks in advance (from the Netherlands) for your cooperation !!

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    Using those inside the DateSerial function should give you a date field.
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    Use of left, right and mid does not give the desired result
    You might be close with that, but I can't see what you tried from here!
    I tried DateSerial but couldn't get it to work with 20190610. It needs (2019,06,10) and if you can make 20190610 into 2019,06,10 you should be able to use Right, Mid or Left directly.

    Maybe look at https://www.access-programmers.co.uk...d.php?t=144603 as one of a gazillion examples out there.
    - "doesn't work" is no help. Post err msgs and where.
    - Use code tags for code/sql. Implement changes in copies of your database.
    Code isn't smart. It does what you ask with what you give it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micron View Post
    I tried DateSerial but couldn't get it to work with 20190610. It needs (2019,06,10)
    I suggested using the string functions inside the DateSerial function, to provide those values.
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    Ahh, I took " those" to mean the values. As you can see, there's more than one way to be slow.

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    In retrospect, I could have stated it more clearly. It was very clear in my head.
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