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Hello and thanks you for your help

I’m trying to make my date field that looks like


To look like this


What formula would I use?

Thanks again Dave
May 23 '11 #1
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Stewart Ross
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Dave, you almost answered it yourself in the title of your question. Use the MonthName function:

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  1. =MonthName(1) returns "Jan"
  2. =MonthName(2) returns "Feb"
  3. ...
  4. =MonthName(12) returns "Dec"
In an SQL statement you would use it like this:

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  1. SELECT MonthName([MonthNo]) as NameOfMonth, ..., FROM ...
May 23 '11 #2
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@Stewart: Wouldn't you have to use the abbreviate Argument to the MonthName() Function in order to return the 3 Character Month, as in:
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  1. =MonthName(12,True)          'returns Dec
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  1. =MonthName(12)               'returns December
May 24 '11 #3
Stewart Ross
2,545 Recognized Expert Moderator Specialist
Oops - you are spot-on about the abbreviation requiring the additional parameter, ADezii.


May 24 '11 #4
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
As a more general-purpose answer (for any format of any part of a date) you could use Format() :

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  1. SELECT Format([MonthNo] & '/9999', 'mmm') AS [Mth]
  2.      , ...
  3. FROM   ...
That's not to say using MonthName() is a bad idea at all. I just offer this for any who need a similar but different conversion using dates.
May 24 '11 #5

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