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Date/Time data type provides current year automatically

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If you enter a partial date in a field that is assigned the Date/Time data type, Microsoft Access fills in the current year automatically.

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If your field is assigned the Date/Time data type, and you want to indicate the current year, you do not have to type the year. This feature works for both tables and forms.

To reproduce this behavior, follow these steps:
  1. Create a new table, as follows:
       Table: DateTable
       Field Name: My Date [primary key]
       Data Type: Date/Time
  2. On the View menu, click Datasheet View.
  3. Type 1/1, and then press TAB. Note that the value that you entered is displayed as 1/1/<current year>.

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Keywords: KB286446, kbhowto, kbdatetime, kbinfo

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Article Info
Article ID : 286446
Revision : 7
Created on : 3/29/2007
Published on : 3/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 418