In many cases, Microsoft products assume mm/dd/yyyy format, ignoring
whatever format you've chosen in Regional Settings.
You say you're exporting the table: to what format are you exporting? How
are you getting it into Excel? If you're using a text file, for instance, I
believe that the Text Wizard in Excel allows you to specify the date format.
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
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