Format For Phone Numbers

Jul 31, 2006

I set my phone number to be formatted like (920)123-4567

I copied data from an excel spread sheet - now the phone numbers are like 920-123-4567.

Is there a way that I can update the phone numbers to be the correct formatting (920) 123-4567?

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Feb 17, 2008

I am trying to run some queries on a large customer file that has very poor data - particularly in the contact number fields.

If there are more than six "1"s, "9"s, or "0"s in the number, then we are planning to treat it as an invalid number and replace it with a null.

Any ideas about how to do this?

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Mar 25, 2008

I am trying to work with a large table of customer data.
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If the number exists on the invalid table, then I would like to replace it with a null value.

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Oct 19, 2014

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Jul 22, 2015

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Oct 31, 2012

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In Design View, the phone numbers are listed as numbers, not text.

Then I tried to copy the two columns from Excel and past into the two columns in the database. No go. It did create a new table called Paste Errors.

How do I move that into the Table that I first created?

I need to know how to get the phone numbers in their because I need to import several other excel files into this table.

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Jan 11, 2006

I need to query a table for phone numbers that do not meet the following format: ###-###-####

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Apr 12, 2013

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'Search by Phone
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[Code] .....

My issue is that this works 50/50, because phone numbers on the database are NOW being stored in this format (000) 000-0000 and previous DB phone numbers got stored as 0000000000. The above code finds previous DB phone numbers (even if we dont enter all 10 digits) without a problem but has issues with new phone numbers stored in the new format UNLESS I specify the search with (000) 000-0000 (but we want to be able to search without adding that and without typing all 10 digits - in case we forget part of the number we are looking for)

How can I tell my query to find both formats, with the (000) 000-0000 AND 0000000000 ....

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Jul 26, 2006

Twilight Zone Phormat Problem

I have a mail merge from Access into Word that works great except for a baffling problem with phone number formatting. Instead of (987) 654-3210, on certain records the merge produces 9876543210. I cannot identify a pattern to explain it, but it is not random. Certain records consistently leave the format behind on the phone number, some on the fax number, and some on both. This problem is affecting about 1/3 of the contact records. I have the Input Mask on Phone and Fax in the table set to !(999") "000-0000;0;_. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

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Aug 7, 2014

Is there a way to convert a phone number in text format into a number and remove any dashs or parenthesis. What function can I use ?

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I have to calculate the number of days between the start and end dates. I tried formatting as date, but I can't get it to work.

Any suggestion?


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Nov 10, 2005

I have a field in a query that contains numbers and text (text field). The numbers displayed come from a percent calculation and display with many decimals ie, .99898745987245. Is there a way to eliminate the decimals with code in the query field? For example .99898745987245 to equal 99%? I can’t format the field as a number or percent because it has both text and numbers. HELP!!

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Dec 17, 2013

How to get this expression to work? It works by changing the numbers to correct date format, however, if the field is null, I want a blank to appear instead of "type"

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Jan 20, 2006

Greetings... I am setting up a text box to accept a phone number with an input mask of 000-000-0000;0;_ but it isnt doing quite what I want it to do, I would like it to start at the begining when clicked to prevent the error of a user typing in the number a space too far to the right. (right now it places the cursor where ever the user clicks, which becomes a major pain when you want to just be able to click the field anywhere and type from left to right for sake of speed)

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Here is my setup:

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I am trying to create a “phone book” made up of all the records in the data base. The form for this phone book has only a few fields such as fname, lname, phone, address. It also has the autonumber field. The record source for the form is a Union Query. When I open the form it works well. I get lawyers, employers, doctors , etc. all in alphabetical order.

Here is my problem:

I have a command button labeled “View Record.” I want to be able to click on this and have it find the record in its original table and open the form for that table so the record can be modified (on exiting the record I have it requery so the phone book is updated).

I can only get this to work with one table at a time, that is, the table that is named in the event procedure code. So if I am in, say, an Attorney record and tblAttoney is named in the event procedure code, all works well. But if I am in, say, an Employer record I get a blank Attorney form opened.

How can I get it to trace the autonumber to the proper table and open the record . I assume that the autonumbers are unique ACROSS all five tables since they are in the same database.

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Ok I have an excel spreadsheet with over 6000 phone numbers that I need to import into a table. I have set up my field with an input mask to display a phone number as (xxx) xxx-xxxx. I have also set up my excel spreadsheet to have the numbers set up like 1234567890 to make it easy to throw in and let the input mask take over. My question is: I have some numbers that have an extension and are set up as 1234567890 x 102. I can take out the "x" and have all of the numbers run together, but what is the input mask syntax to have it display as say "(xxx) xxx-xxxx"?


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I never had that problem before.
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