Date Data Type in Excel VBA

VBA Date Data Type in Excel

Date Data Type in Excel VBA explained with syntax and examples. The Date VBA date type stores floating point numbers that represents date and time. We can store date, time or date and time. It has date range values from Jan 1, 0100 to December 31, 9999 and time values from 0:00:00 to 23:59:59. Date VBA data type doesn’t have literal type character and identifier type character, but it is enclosed with ‘#’. It occupies 8 bytes(64 bits) in memory.

Date VBA Data Type Syntax in Excel

Let us see Data Type Date Syntax in Excel VBA.

Dim VariableName as Date

Where VariableName represents the name of the variable.
and Date represents the type of data.

Example on the Date VBA Data Type in Excel

Here is an example on the Date VBA Data Type in Excel.

Sub VBAF1_Date_DataType()
    'Integer Variable Declaration
    Dim dDate As Date
    Dim tTime As Date
    Dim dtDateTime As Date
    'Assign value to variable
    dDate = #1/1/2019#
    tTime = #1:01:01 AM#
    dtDateTime = #1/1/2019 1:01:01 AM#
    MsgBox "Date:  " & dDate & vbCrLf & "Time: " & tTime & vbCrLf & "DateTime: " & dtDateTime, vbInformation, "VBAF1"
End Sub

Here is the output screenshot of above macro.

VBA Date Data Type

Convert an Expression to Date VBA Data Type in Excel VBA

You can convert an expression to Date VBA data type using VBA CDate function. Click on the following link to learn about CDate function and complete tutorial and examples.

VBA CDate Function

VBA Data Types

Also read about all other data types.

VBA Data Types

Instructions to Run VBA Macro Code or Procedure:

You can refer the following link for the step by step instructions.

Instructions to run VBA Macro Code

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