i'm going out of mind w/ this. what am i missing??<BR><BR>i just want the date 12/31/98 placed in my database. easy enough. <BR><BR>when i did a date/time field, it inserted 12:00:00 AM. then i switched it to a basic text field. that gives me: 5.83090379008746E-03<BR><BR>what am i missing? i just need to insert mm/dd/yy into my access db..