MS Access: Define a custom format for a Date/Time field in a table in Access 2007
Learn how to define a custom format for a Date/Time field in a table in (other versions of Access):
Question: In Microsoft Access 2007, I have a table with a date field in it. When I view the table, I'd like to see the date value displayed as "mm/dd/yyyy hh:nn:ss" format. How can I do this?
Answer: In Access, you can use the Format property to customize how a date will appear in a table.
To create a custom date format on a field, open your table in Design view by right-clicking on the table name in the left window and selecting Design View from the popup menu.
Then select the date field, and set the Format property that you'd like to appear in the field. For example, if you wanted to view the date as "01/31/2005 21:00:00", set the Format property to:
In this example, we've set the Format property for the OrderDate field.
If you wanted to view the date as "01/31/2005 9:00:00 PM", you would set the Format property as follows:
mm/dd/yyyy hh:nn:ss AM/PM