Strange Characters

Dec 20, 2005

Hello all. Have a bit of a strange one here (and fairly frustarting). I have a table which includes a field (type memo) which holds text comments.

I have a query which includes this field. For some reason, when the comments field is empty (identified thorugh opening the table), when it is returned through the query is shows two characters, namely '@v'.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me? Thanks for reading :)

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Reports :: Export To PDF Makes Strange Characters

Jun 11, 2015

I've created a report which i'm exporting to PDF,but when I open the PDF I can see that some characters are replaced by a question-mark in a box.

for example : RMA Number: the empty characters after number and the : are replaced by a questionmark in a box...if I export to other programs i don't have this problem..

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Queries :: Strange Characters Displayed In Query Results

Sep 5, 2014

I have a query that is linked to a data table. The values entered in the data table are fine and display as expected. When I run the query, the results of one of the columns show Chinese like characters instead of the actual value. But, when I filter that column by choosing 'does not contain...' the actual cell contents display. I have 2 other identical queries reading from the same table and they do not display funky.

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Strange JOIN And Strange Realtion Of Tables

Sep 9, 2005

I have a table called 'students' with the appropriate fields. There is another table named parents_prof which contains records of common professions. The tables are related through the 'ID_parents_prof' of the 'parents_prof' table to two fields on the table 'students', thus 'students.father_prof' and 'students.mother_prof'.

1st question) Is that possible? Is it possible to create a relation between the key field of one table to two different fields of another table? Is it a good practice?

I did this because I want to build a query which checks for both fields together, meaning I want Access to return a record if the appropriate profession is in either field of mother's or father's profession.

SELECT students.surname,, students.father_name, students.father_prof, students.mother_name, students.mother_prof

FROM parents_prof INNER JOIN students ON (parents_prof.ID_parents_prof = students.mother_prof) OR (parents_prof.ID_parents_prof = students.father_prof)

GROUP BY students.surname,, students.father_prof, students.mother_prof, parents_prof.parents_prof

HAVING (((parents_prof.parents_prof) Like "*" & [enter profession] & "*"));

Access cannot represent the above graphical, so I had to enter the

OR (parents_prof.ID_parents_prof = students.father_prof)

in the SQL formula.

2nd question) Is the above proper query, according to the rules?

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Very Strange

Apr 27, 2005

I have done some forms and it is the first time that i had this problem:
I can input data in several records without having any problem but when i close and save the form and next time i open it ,i do not find my previous records. I checked this in the tables and find that the values that i had input were there but in my form these values had disappeared. Can anyone explai this ..


Suppose i have 2 tables with NAME set as the primary key and which is linked 1-1. When i create a form for these 2 tables and when i write JO in the name field only once the name JO should automatically be inserted in the other name field i.e i should be able to input only one data. This is not the case. What i should do is : write JO then click in the other NAME field then type something e.g RO then this will be typed auto. in the other Field. Can you also explain this

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Strange Bug

May 27, 2005

I have a form with a tab control and each tab has a subform on it. 3 of these tabs/sub forms are continuous forms that allow the user to enter details for the selected job (i.e. on tab has a subform that allows the user to enter various scheduling dates for the job).

If I say have the scheduling tab selected and then change a field in the MAIN form, then click on the new record row in my continuous subform my main form jumps to the first record. However, if I update a field in the main form, select a different tab, then click on the new record row in my subform it works fine. Also, if I click the add record button it works fine as well.

I can't seem to find anything in my code that would cause the jump. Any ideas?


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Very Strange Error

Oct 4, 2005

I received a very strange error this morning.

I was going to create a new query with the simple query wizard, but as soon as selected a data source I got a message saying "The expression on Got Focus you entered as the event property setting produced the following error: The text you entered isn't an item in the list."

After this I can select a datasource, but the cursor remains in hourglass mode. It almost seems like this is a run-time error, when I am merely trying to create a new query. In addition to which, I haven't set any events to run on "got focus". Anyone have any ideas on what is causing this and how it can be fixed?


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Strange Table

Nov 14, 2005


I have a strange problem which have to be solved in Access in all way, if it is possible. :-) I have to create a table similar to an Excell sheet. Row headings are name of persons, column headings are workplaces. The aim of this table is to register worked hours at each workplaces per persons. At one person in one shift more workplaces are possible. The number of persons and workplaces is changeable. Does anyone know how could I solve that to store in different records each workhours? For example if a person works 4 hours at 1. workplace and then 4 hours at 2. workplace, this would mean only one row on the form, but two records in the table.
I would be very grateful if somebody would have a good idea! Many thanks in advance!


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Strange Problem

Dec 28, 2006

I was working on the design of a form and had just made, what I thought, were some fairly minor changes. The specifics of which I can't recall. On saving the changes and attempting to go back to the form view I got a pop up window with the following header;

Microsoft Office Access has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

I can either send and error report or choose not to :rolleyes:

The up shot of all this is everything else in the DB seems to still work fine, but I can not open the effected form in either design or form view without Access shutting down :mad:

Has anyone seen anything similar? and if so any idea what may have cause this dummy spit? and Is there any way around this without deleting the effected form and rewriting it?

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Need Help With A Strange Problem

Mar 9, 2007

Hi to all,
Here is my problem:
I import value from an excel sheet and write them in a table, i use Excel object reading cells row by row. All works fine but after 1900 or 2000 rows program hangs without errors if i place a stop in program when my row counter reachs 1900 and run the program step by step that works, i tried to place a sleep command each 500 rows without better result. Does somebody have any idea ?
(i use Office 2000).
I can't use transferspreadsheet because for any reason in my excel table generated i have #Number! errors in some fields and i don't know how to skip these records.
Thanks in advance for help.

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Strange Behaviour

Mar 30, 2007

Hi All

I have just noticed some strange behaviour in access. I hava and asp page which gets two dates which are then used in a sql statement to refresh a page. The end of the statement deals with a between clause like this

WHERE tbl_Movements.date_of_Movement Between #12/03/2007# AND #30/03/2007#

But when I view this in design mode it changes it to

Between #03/12/2007# And #30/03/2007#

Why does it do this and what can I do to resolve it


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Strange Words ???

Jan 31, 2005

Hello To All,

Has anyone seen the message in the attached file? I got this when I was trying to update the row source on the field after I had a problem with data in a report coming up inaccurate. I've been developing in MS Access for about 7 years now and have never seen this. Any explination for this would be greatly appreciated.

I am using MS Access 2000 on a Windows 98SE machine. :eek:

- Charles Williams

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Strange Problem

Jun 23, 2005


I have a query that in some cases it works and in others no. I've tried :confused: everything :confused:.
The problem is very strange: attached there is the database!
Anybody have any idea?


P.S.: :) forgive me but I don't write well the English!

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Strange Problem

Oct 29, 2005

It may be a simple problem I don't know. I have to do an inventory control database in Access for my Systems Design paper however I am having an issue with queries.

I have a query called Item Status Check and it asks the user for the item code and goes in a table called Inventory Item to get the results. Now the problem is after I added a whole lot of new items (I had some from testing earlier) it does not bring them up in the query at all, its ignoring them basically.

Now I find this strange because other queries like suppliers etc still work fine and access any new data I put in.

I know its going to be simple but its doing my head in.

EDIT: Found more.

The ISC query has the following field


StockOnHand <--- from a stock on hand query.

Now if I delete the stockonhand it shows all the stock so thats the problem. The way I have calculated stock on hand is to simply take all the purchase orders, add them together and subtract the customer/production order numbers. I don't know why this would happen


found the problem, need the solution

In the StockOnHand calculation is takes all the number of incoming stock and subtracts the outgoing stock to get its answers. If the stock isn't on one of each of the incoming/outgoing forms it doesn't show it at all.


Incoming Stock:

Purchase Orders
Add Stock (from an alter stock form for discrepencies)

Outgoing Stock:

Customer and Production Orders
Remove Stock (alter stock form)

If items have not been used on 1 of each of these they don't show up in queries with StockOnHand.

Thanks in advance

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Strange Result

Apr 30, 2006

I have a select querey

which contains the expresion
It should just pick up the value contained within [Text8] which is a number, and it was doing that earlier this evening. I've since changed something and instead of a number it is now showing a small square :confused: For the life of me I can't work out what it is that is causing this.

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Strange Problem

May 16, 2006


The Problem that im getting is that when I query select a yes/no field in a table the results return TRUE and FALSE, even when the criteria states Yes.

does anyone know whats going on with it.

I know it isnt me as I have had my collegues check it over and they are all confused as well.

any help will be great!

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Strange Problem

May 6, 2005

i have a form with some control on it. Among these controls, i have 2 unbound image control, which displays linked images.

Now i am noticing that with this particular form only, if i start click the next record arrow in the navigational pane very fast to move through the records, all of a sudden the whole access database will disappear abruptly leaving .ldb file open.

Any idea why this happens ? Do you think that those 2 unbound image controls has to do with it, because if i try hitting the next record button extremely fast in other forms, it simply scrolls through the records, without the closing the database abruptly.


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Strange, A Nightmare But Real!

Apr 27, 2005

Many will look at this and laugh but its real.
My Access Dbs are opened in hidden state and i dont see my forms.
This must be the cause.
I tried to hide the menubars using ghudsons code,i disabled the shift key. But i dont know what has happened.

I can nolonger view them. I have tried every method out and i think the only option is to repair OS, may be it will work.

I have enabled the database which i disabled the shift key but when i hold down the shift key, it loads but the forms are totally hidden, STRANGE! ijust see the grey access background and when i click on it twice from the task bar.It pops up.

I have tried to make another database, use the autoexec macro to call a form which enables all command bars, but this works only for this database and when i press the shift key down, this database hides the toolbars and i only see the grey access background. This is happening on EVERY DB ive developed on this machine. I thought it was the access that is totally corrupted but i tried to reinstall my office and i still get the same results
This is now a NIGHTMARE to me.

When db is shifted to another machine it works fine as before.
This is REAL but can i get some suggestions from you folks before i repair my OS.

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Strange Problem - Images

Jun 24, 2005

I am trying to add a normal JPEG image to an Access 2003 form through the "Image" control.
The problem is that when I browse for images , it does not show any JPEG images, but only BMP and images of other 3-4 formats - The JPEG format doesn't exist there. When I try to add a JPEG through "all-files" it gives me an error message - "does not support this format".
There is not problem viewing JPEG images on WinWord or other programs.

Has anyone heard of such a problem and its solution?

Thank you

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Strange Null Problem

Jul 10, 2005

I am trying to use the runsql command and I am encountering a strange problem.

The following works:

DoCmd.RunSQL ("INSERT INTO financial VALUES ('" & clientNumber & "', " & txtFinancial & ", '" & firstname & "', '" & surname & "', '" & txtDate & "', '" & txtTime & "', '" & editdate & "', '" & edittime & "', Null, Null, Null, '12', 'Bob', 10)")

But when I change the Null to a textbox with a null in it, it wont work:

DoCmd.RunSQL ("INSERT INTO financial VALUES ('" & clientNumber & "', " & txtFinancial & ", '" & firstname & "', '" & surname & "', '" & txtDate & "', '" & txtTime & "', '" & editdate & "', '" & edittime & "', '" & txtacc & "', Null, Null, '12', 'Bob', 10)")

The textbox txtacc has a null value in it.

This is frustrating me beyond belief. Please help.

Thank you in advance

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Strange Error Msg On Open

Dec 12, 2005

When I recently opened a Db I had been working on I received the attached Msg.
The path to the Db is C:Database ProjectsAEMSWarranties and Sales.mdb
Once OK is pressed the Db works fine.

I created a new Db and imported all objects, but no change.

Any ideas?


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Strange Error, Can Anyone Suggest Anything?

Jun 26, 2006

I work in an environment with 7 computers networked to the same database. Until last week the database worked fine on all computers.

One computer was wiped clean and reinstalled with XP pro sp2 with all updates, office XP with all updates and also every other programs needed etc etc...

Now the database that every one uses will open up but will crash when the date filter is used in any form/report/query... This is the only computer this happens on and the error sometimes comes back with the following number 2147418113 but is intermittent. I dont think it is anything in the VB as it works totally on every other computer and worked fine on this one until reinstall of everything...

any thoughts anyone??...or has anyone ever heard of this??

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Help Please, Strange Access Problem

Jul 20, 2006


I had a custom application created for me. Yesterday I received the compiled build to test. It worked fine.

For some reason, today I cannot run it. I get an error that says: "Connect to server, no such host is known".

My programmer is stumped. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks so much

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Distaterous Strange Behaviour

Apr 6, 2007

After working great for 12 months my db has suddenly stopped working tonight! after opening on to the first form and clicking off any field I get "Invalid Data Format" error message pop up and transfered to the code windows. Access then tells me it does not recognise the code and shuts down !!! Has anyone got any ideas PLEASE, this is a disaster

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Strange Security Issue

Mar 9, 2008

Bit of strange one that I can't work out.
We have an annual leave database on a server (G: Drive) - the database is just a simple set of tables and one search form. Staff input a leave request via an InfoPath 2003 form which adds the info to the table in access 2003.

All users have access to both the database and the infopath form, the database used to have an Admin account with password attached but i removed this as users were prompted for it when sending the form.

All is well and good for all but one user - this user has all the correct permissions etc. but when they try to send the form to access gets a Windows 3.1 type box talking about Jet db and asking for an admin password but if i enter the password it will not accept it and if i delete the admin bit it still comes up as an error. All drives are on Windows XP and using Office 2003, box that appears is old fashioned type with drop down box for Readonly, Readwrite etc.

Strange one but has anyone come across this and does anyone have a solution?


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Strange Combo Box Behavior

Apr 5, 2005

I've never seen this before.

I have a form bound to a non-updateable query. There is an unbound combo box in the form footer.

When the form contains no records, the combo box display goes blank after you make a selection. I checked the After Update event of the combo box and the value selected is still intact but it will not display it in the actual box on the form. I've tried Me.Refresh, Me.Requery, nothing works.

If the form contains records it works just fine but often times this form may not show any records when it is first open.

Check out the attached sample DB. Can anyone explain this one?


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