[SOLVED] Automatic assignment of date to database

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Hi all. I'm new in here. I am currently working on access97, and am having hard time trying to have Access97 automatically add current date/time to database, that way the operator wouldn't have to add date every time. How can I do this simple trick? I've searched in Access97's help assistant and that paperclip didn't meet my specific need. Thanks for your help in advance.


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1 - takes a little digging in Help.
2 - I have Access 2K but it'll probably work.

In Design Mode,
Field Name = eg: Input Date
Data Type = Date/Type

Under Field Properties (General), Default Value = Date()
Format to your requirements.

Rgds,
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Thanks. I tried something to that approximation to no avail. You described them better than that help that I've tried to dig in. Appreciate it.

Hmm, how do I close this thread since I'm new and all that?
 
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>> Hmm, how do I close this thread ...

??? But you're not finished.

I don't really do Access but this seems fairly straightfoward. If you like I could send you a sample file (or vice versa).

Rgds,
Andy
 

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I got it working on my access97 with your instructions. It worked like a beauty.
 
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Sorry, completely misread your message.

I think to close a post you mark it as (Solved) -- browse back a bit & check. I guess this is something only the original poster can do, somehow.

Rgds,
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once you post and are returned to your thread - go up in the top right and hit this ^ report button and say SOLVED. A mod will take it from there.

- C







so Andy.....who's the cat?
 
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>> hit this ^ report button ...

Thanks for covering C-H. We adopted the cat years ago, he'd been living in a skip ; scrubbed up quite well but psychologically scarred. He can't go from one end of the room to t'other via the floor, he has to go via available furniture/people. Like the Python "Twin Peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro" sketch, you must've seen it.

Rgds,
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