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MS Access: Month Function

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

Description

The Microsoft Access Month function returns the month (a number from 1 to 12) given a date value.

Syntax

The syntax for the Month function in MS Access is:

Month ( date_value )

Parameters or Arguments

date_value
A valid date.

Applies To

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

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

Example

Let's look at how to use the Month function in MS Access:

Month (#22/11/2003#)
Result: 11

Month (#01/01/1998#)
Result: 1

Example in VBA Code

The Month function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access.

For example:

Dim LMonth As Integer

LMonth = Month(#12/03/2001#)

In this example, the variable called LMonth would now contain the value of 3.

Example in SQL/Queries

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

For example:

Microsoft Access

In this query, we have used the Month function as follows:

Expr1: Month(#13/08/1985#)

and

Expr2: Month([CategoryDate])

The first Month function will extract the month value from the date 13/08/1985 and display the results in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.

For example:

MonthValue: Month(#13/08/1985#)

The results would now be displayed in a column called MonthValue.

The second Month function will extract the month value from the CategoryDate field and return the results in a column called Expr2.

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