I've got a strange one, I think !!!Current date is 16 Jan 2005, and in my module I say Dim CurrDate As LongCurrDate = Format(Now(), "00000")This sets CurrDate as 38369Later in the module I want to compare this date with one from a cell ...Dim MyNewDate As LongMyNewDate = Range("N" & MyStoreRow) ... value is 17 Jan 2005The value being returned in MyNewDate is 38369, not, as I would expect, 38370 ...In another worksheet, the new date in Nxx is 18 Jan 2005, and this returns a value of 38370, not 38371 ... Any ideas as to what's happening here ?!?! Is my Current Date wrong ? Is this a known 'problem' ?!?!?
I'm not sure what is goung on but you would be better off working with Dates rather than LongsSub test()Dim mydate As Datemydate = Now()MsgBox mydateEnd Sub
As VoG™ states switch to a date format. However the numerical equivalent of 16th January is 38368 and the 17th January is the 38369.HTH
works in conjunction with the "system" time on the PC... i.e. the date/time shown in the system tray.I believe that this in turn works from info supplied by the BIOS clock.If these are wildly wrong it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that your system could be on the wrong date... Worth checking, especially as you got the value for 16 Jan as 38369(If your BIOS clock is out by 12 hours you could have a date change at midday instead of midnight, and this could mean that you get two different values during the course of the same actual day!)Regards,Simsy
Vog & Whisperer thanks, I was using LONG because I wanted to add numbers to the date, but it seems to work OK in DATE mode as well, so I've changed that ...Simsy, according to Date & Time in my System Settings, my date and time now is 13:48:26 on January 17th 2005, using GMT and automatically adjusting for Daylight saving. BUT, if I run the module ...Dim CurrDate As DateCurrDate = Format(Now(), "00000")Gives me 18/01/2005 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Where do I look now ?!?!?
.CurrDate = Format(Now(), "dd/mm/yyyy")returns the correct date.
Sorry, I got waylaid by Fantasy Football ... I typed all the following ages ago but forgot to post it !!!I found that too, the NOW() command was returning the correct date, but the FORMAT command corrupted it !!!As I was using the FORMAT command simply because I was using CURRDATE as LONG, but I am now using it as DATE, I took the FORMAT command off altogether & used ...CurrDate = Left$(Now(), 10)... instead, and it works fine. No real idea why it was doing what it was doing, but it's sorted now, thanks lads ...Gaz
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