This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access MonthName function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Access MonthName function returns a string representing the month given a number from 1 to 12.
The syntax for the MonthName function in MS Access is:
MonthName ( number, [abbreviate] )
number is a value from 1 to 12, representing the month.
abbreviate is optional. This parameter accepts a boolean value, either TRUE or FALSE. If this parameter is set to TRUE, it means that the month name is abbreviated. If this parameter is set to FALSE, the month name is not abbreviated.
The MonthName function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:
Let's look at how to use the MonthName function in MS Access:
MonthName (3) Result: 'March' MonthName (3, TRUE) Result: 'Mar' MonthName (7, FALSE) Result: 'July'
The MonthName function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access.
Dim LValue As String LValue = MonthName (3, TRUE)
In this example, the variable called LValue would now contain the value of 'Mar'.
You can also use the MonthName function in a query in Microsoft Access.
In this query, we have used the MonthName function as follows:
This query will return the full month name for the value 7 and display the results in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.
The results would now be displayed in a column called MonthValue.
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