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How To: Populate a date field with unique values

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to generate unique date values after adding a new date field to an attribute table.

Procedure

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. Right-click on a layer and Select 'Open Attribute Table.'
  3. Select 'Options > Add Field'. Name the field.
  4. Select 'Date' from the 'type' menu. Click OK.
  5. Right-click on the date field.
  6. Select 'Calculate Values'.
  7. Select the 'Date' radio button in the Field Calculator dialog box.
  8. Copy the code below into the text box.

    Code:
    DateValue("mm/dd/yyyy")

    or

    Code:
    DateValue("February 11, 2002")

  9. Click OK.