How To Have Text And Not Numbers In Text Data Type
Jan 13, 2006
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 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.
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 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.
I have various columns of data, a mixture of text and numbers, which all have data in them, and a few columns that have numbers or text. When I copy'n'paste-append into the Access table, the text in the sparsely populated columns doesn't copy across but the numbers do.
It works if I import the spreadsheet from scratch (don't want to do that however, that data comes from somewhere else and would require modification to suit), or if I sort the data so that the text is at the top of the column, it works. Don't really want to do that either as there are 5 columns that this applies to and performing a 5 level sort shouldn't be necessary IMO. It seems that the paste is analysing the data and deeming that it should paste as a number even though the column contains text. There are only 120 rows of data, not a lot! I've tried redefining the field as Long Text (currently Short Text) but it doesn't make any difference.
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?
Ok so in excel I have some numbers that are stored as text. The reason being that they are zip codes and some begin with 0 and excel doesn't want numbers to start with 0....so when I import these into an access field that has an input mask for zip codes...will it convert these correctly since the field is a text with input mask?
I am working on a fairly ancient manufacturing database that identifies items using a combination of letters and numbers. The usual format is to have a letter (which suggests something about the item type) followed by a sequence of numbers.
I am trying to write a query that looks up all the records beginning with a prefix or arbitrary length, strips away the text, and finds the highest number.
SELECT Right(LocalID,Len(LocalID) - 1) As IDSuffix FROM tblItemIDCrossReference WHERE Left(LocalID,1) = 'T' AND IsNumeric(Right(LocalID,Len(LocalID) - 1)=True)
This query produces the error given in the title of this thread, whilst the following works:
SELECT Right(LocalID,Len(LocalID) - 1) As IDSuffix FROM tblItemIDCrossReference WHERE Left(LocalID,1) = 'T' AND IsNumeric(Right(LocalID,5)=True)
This related query also works and shows a load of -1s and 0s correctly
SELECT Right(LocalID,Len(LocalID) - 1) As IDSuffix, IsNumeric(Right(LocalID,Len(LocalID) - 1)=True) As Alias FROM tblItemIDCrossReference WHERE Left(LocalID,1) = 'T' AND
But once again shows the error message when I try to filter the field Alias to -1 or 0 only through the right-click menu.I have tried piping Len(LocalID)-1 through CLng, CInt, Int, CDbl and CSng; this changes the error to 'Invalid Use Of Null' I have also tried removing the '=True' from the IsNumeric() term.
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:
Hello, I have a Field in a Table called Fund Codes and they are entered as text: 1, 2, 3, 4 all the way to 1000. Now i need to find away to change 1 to 001, 2 to 002, 3 to 003, 10 to 010, but leave 100 as 100 and 222 as 222, so only add 0s to numbers from 1 to 99. Is there a way to do it? I know i can change the text to numbers and use format to do that, but i need to leave it as text. Please help. Many thanks!