Is there a data type that I can use that will handle both text and numbers such as percentages? Or is there a way I can set the field type to text then convert the text to a percentage? I plan on using this field in a form so when the user inputs the info I will want to display it in the correct format. Any ideas or suggestions?
I have a database that I'm building off of a process that is currently done in excel. I want my percentages calculations to match what I get in excel but I'm finding the numbers to be off by as much as .4%. I'm pretty sure they issue has to do with the precision of its calculations but what the best settings are.
My percent numbers are currently set to the field size "Double" with a percent formatting. My currency numbers are set to the format Currency and decimal places on auto.
I have a table with a field with names set to text data type and i want to change it to number data type but when i do it in design view the data get lost. I want to know if there is a way to convert the data in the field as number type and keep the data in the field.
I was wondering if there is a way of only allowing text in a text field - we need to do this for validation purposes when inporting a text file into a database. I have tried input mask but this only checks when entering new data - I have tried to use validation rule like"???????" however this means that there has to be 7 letters in each field and this is not the case. - the field is for town and a couple of the records in this field have numbers at the end which are incorrect that we want the database to reject :eek:
I was doing a project for school where I had to make a text field that would only accept the options Client Type(RET - Retail, SER - Service, DIN - Dining)
I thought I did it right by having a line with the field name as "Client Type" and the input as "text" with a field size of "3". and the description I put was "Client Type(RET - Retail, SER - Service, DIN - Dining)". But it doesnt work. I saved and everything. It will let me enter anything I want as long as it doesnt exceed 3 chars. I want it to ONLY accept RET, SER, or DIN and I want it to format it so its in CAPS.
1)Projects table: - Project ID - Number field (Primary Key) - Project Name - Location - (other fields)
2)Working details: (this table has a form based on it and it's used to enter data by users) - Project ID (this field has a lookup for the same field in the first table) - Project Name (this field has a lookup for the same field in the first table) - (other fields)
My problem is : in the second table, Project Name field has "Number" data type because the relationship between the table is on the Project ID which is number field. I want the Project Name to be "text" data type in the second table.
hello once again, I need to import a text file into an existing table in Access. The text file has been imported once and is working well and everything. However, since I had to change some of the datatypes to be able to query the table correctly, I now cannot import the text file anymore unless I change the datatype of the table itself. Since someone other than I will be doing the imports from here on out, changing the datatypes everytime is out of the question. I was looking at the TransferText event, but I didn't seem to see anything about converting data types. I can think of two options, and neither are probably possible: 1. import using the wizard. Since I didn't see anything related to the types of data, I don't think this will work... 2.import using TransferText. This doesn't seem to give me any opportunity to change the datatypes either. Is there anyway to programmatically change datatypes, or is there possibly an easier way that I'm overlooking?? thanks in advance, *j
I just started my project database on my subject ITM4. My Database is entitled PCExpress Inventory System. I would like to know how to input (Text) in a Field where the Data Type is (Number) just like the North Wind.
I have two tables(see below). I want to set up a query, link these 2 tables together. I set a one-to-one relationship between Client ID in two table. But got error message :"Type mismatch in expression".
I tried to change Client ID data type from "Text" to "Number", then Access deleted some data under Client ID in Order table.How can I make this work, but not having to re-type in all data?
Client ID(Autonumber) Client Name (Text) Client Address (Text)
Order ID(Autonumber) Client ID(Short Text) Unit Order(Number) Unit Price
I have a table with about 300,000 records. About ten fairly small fields per record. I am trying to change the length of a text field from 25 to 40 characters, and I get the error message, 'MS Access can't change the data type. There isn't enough disk space or memory'.
I have never seen this message before. I have about 64 Gig of free disk space. What can I do?
I have encountered an issue when I was inserting a string (with newlines about 176 characters) into access table. This field in access has the data type TEXT and it was truncated after the insertion. It is strange because I have three other fields with the same format and no truncation at all. May I know what could be the reason and how/what is the recommend data type for storing long text?
I am currently using Access 2007 and have created a huge database for our investment managers to calculate the income based on percentages. The percentages are created in Excel. I have uploaded into the database both the June and the July percentages. When I run the query for my report using the date range for June, it works fine. When I request just the July information (entering the date range for July) the June data is doubled on the report.
I have two text boxes - on different forms. I can copy the text from one and paste it into the other one ok. However, if I cut (Ctrl-X) from the first text box the second one is not enabled and I cannot do anything in it. Hope you can help.:confused:
I have a field in a table that is comprised of mostly numerical data but some records are text.
I want to convert this field to numerical only and make a new field to put the textual data in.
However converting the field will delete the textual data. What is the easiest way to convert the field but save the textual data AND append the textual data to the SAME record that they were in originally in the new field?
Have an odd problem that eludes me at the moment I have table with a text field for surnames and if I type the surname Ballance into the table it automatically reverts to Balance can see no logical explanation for this at the moment funnily it does exactly the same in excel
happy friday to all! I may just be missing something simple here but not sure what. I have a form with an option group of radio buttons, an unbound label, and an unbound text field. If radio button A is selected, the the label and the text field become visible. no problem with this.
when they become visible, I want to be able to enter a string into the unbound text box, and use that data to populate a query from. I know how to do this also.
No the problem: when the textbox becomes visible I can't type into it?
I have an MS Access DB, that uses a list box to give users a view of the possible selections to choose among.
It works great, but the database has grown to the point there are nearly 3,000 items in the list box.
I found that if you type in the first letter, it will take you to the first alphabetically in the list with that letter.
So if I type in "A" it takes me to "Aardvark". But even this could use improvement, as typing in the first letter with 3,000+ selections means the users may scroll a few hundred to find what they are looking for.
Is there any code, or property setting that can set it up, so the users can type in the entry and it will narrow it down?
So if they type in "AS" it goes to "Assumption" rather than "Aardvark" then jumps to "Sail" (as it does right now).
I have a form in which has one drop down combo box and one data entry text box.
The combo drop down box comes from a query of all active contracts from my contracts table. the second box has a unit ID number which the user enters.
All information entered in this data entry form goes to a Unit table.
My contract table has three columns: Name of contract and Type (only three types): A, B, C. (contract table) and then a column that says active or inactive. i.e
Name Type Status 113 A active 114 B inactive 115 A active 116 A inactive 120 C active 121 C inactive
This is where I am stucků
When a user puts an unit id number and then selects from the listbox one of the active contracts for the first time is ok. For example: the user entered unit number 123 and selected contract: 113 which belongs to type A. What I need is that next time the user put the same unit number in the text box then the contracts he could choose for that selected unit number could only any of type B or type C. he/she can no longer choose other type A.
so basically for every unit id number i could have only one contract type A, only one contract B and only one contract C. :confused:
Can someone give me some light in how to start this?
I have a website in Asp, which is connected to a MS ACCESS database. In this database, there is a text field (Memo type) which contains text. But in web site, it just shows a continuous single paragraph.
I had posted this a couple weeks back but it didn't help much in the end, thanks to anybody who posted there anyway though.
I've used the Lookup wizard to make a lookup menu in one of my tables. The field I tell it to refer to in another table is a Text type. However, after the lookup wizard completes the type of the field which is uses the menu is changed to Number.
At this point it can be kind of whacked out and inconsistent, but what usually happens is if I select a value from the lookup field it refers to the auto number that I used as a primary key for the looked up value.
I created a new table, and tried to do a lookup field for for the same fields and got the same problem - I think it's an issue with the field I'm looking up.
I'm 100% sure I didn't do anything stupid like select the ID auto number for the lookup... So what's going on?