month(date)

Lball

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Current=month(date)
Why doesn't this calculate as 8?

Instead when i msgbox it, it returns value 1/7/1900
 

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VoG

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This returns 8 at the date of posting

Code:
Sub etest()
Dim Current As Long
Current = Month(Date)
MsgBox Current
End Sub
 

Joe4

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  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Format Current as Long instead of Date.
 

Lball

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Oh ok, yeah i had it as date. Now it works, thanks. What is different about long that makes it work?
 

Joe4

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Dates are stored as numbers, specifically the number of days since 1/0/1900, I think. So you value was really correctly returning the value of 8, formatted as a date.
 

Lball

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oh gotcha, hadn't thought of it that way. Thanks again for the help
 
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