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MS Access: Date Function

This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access Date function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Access Date function returns the current system date.


The syntax for the Microsoft Access Date function is:

Date ()

Parameters or Arguments

There are no parameters or arguments for the Date function.

Applies To

The Date function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:

  • Access 2013, Access 2010, Access 2007, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000



Result: '22/11/2003'      (your value will differ as it is the current system date)

Example (in VBA Code)

The Date function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access. For example:

Dim LDate As String

LDate = Date

In this example, the variable called LDate would now contain the current system date.

Example (in SQL/Queries)

You can also use the Date function in a query in Microsoft Access.

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