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I thought I could do something like this but it didn't work:
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Isn't there a way to "convert" this field so that it behaves as a date field when the query runs?


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I was partially successful.

The database contains data from 1/1/03 to 12/31/04.

When the following range is entered: 04/10/03 - 04/21/03, the results returned are 04/10/03 - 04/21/03 AND 04/10/04 - 04/20/04.

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