i have a variable called newvalue1 which contains a date such as
newvalue1 = request.form("tf1")
where tf1 is the date sent from the previous page in the format 4/5/2005
now when i give the following statement it gives an error

objrs.find ("date") < newvalue1

"Arguments are of the wrong type, are out of acceptable range, or are in conflict with one another."

also if i give

objrs.find ("date") = newvalue1
i get a " type Mismatch" error

any thing wrong???