Use field value as the year in a date


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I work with MS Access 2003.

I am creating a query to show all contracts set up in a certain year that have been cancelled in that specific year. This "Cancelled" field is not a yes/no field, but includes the date on which it has been cancelled (always starting 31/12/YYYY).

First, to show me the contracts set up in a certain year (say 2008) , i created a parameter under the "Contract Year" field, asking which year you want to see (in this case 2008).

I wish to add a criteria that then shows cancelled contracts at the end of that specific year, so 31/12/2008. So whether it is "2008" or another year is dependent on the value in the "Contract Year" field.

I tried the following as criteria for the Column "Cancelled":

#31/12/[Contract Year]#

to try and have it take the year mentioned in that field.
But it doesn't work. Access sees is as a second parameter, instead of a field name.
I tried adding LIKE to it and the &-sign, still no luck.

Is it possible to use a field name in a date criteria and if so, how could i do it?

Thank you very much in advance for your help.
 

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