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The Daily Newbie - Using the DatePart Function


Explains how to use the DatePart Function in Visual Basic.

Original Author: Matt Roberts

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Daily Newbie - 05/01/2001



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The
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“To Start Things
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May 8,
2001      
            


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style="margin-left:135.0pt;text-indent:-135.0pt">face="Arial">Name Derived
From:  
  

"Part of a Date"



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Getting a part of a date value (i.e. Day, Month, Year, etc.).


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Plain
English:
Lets you get only one part of a date/time value. For example you can determine what weekday a certain date falls on.


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  • Part - The part of the date you want returned . This can be:


  • s - Seconds
  • n - Minutes
  • h - Hours
  • d - Days
  • y - Day of Year
  • w - Weekday
  • w - Week
  • m - Months
  • q - Quarter
  • yyyy - Year



  • Date - The date that the part is derived from.
    Example:



    To get the current week within the current year (What week is this for the year? 1-52 )):




    MsgBox DatePart("ww", Date)



    If you have not read the Daily Newbie on how VB stores date format, you may want to review it now by clicking here.





    Today's code snippet returns the Julian date for today.


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    MsgBox "Today's Julian Date is: " & DatePart("y",Date) & "/" & DatePart("yyyy",Date)





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    Posted: 2002-06-01
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