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?
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!
Is there any way to take make access convert numbers into DTMF tones so as to quickly call a number being viewed on a form? I am currently using external software... Have a command button that copies the number onto the clipboard and then opens the "dial" software using shell. I then have to click on the "paste" button followed by "play DTMF" within the "dial" software. 3 clicks... I want it to be just one! Is there a way to get access to emit the tones directly? Please help, this could be usefull for so many people!!! :confused:
I have a question regarding the display of a list of numbers that are stored into a field of my database. Currently the numbers are comma-delineated which is fine with me, but I was wondering if there is a way to change the display of those numbers on the form so that it is easier to read.
current format - 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10 desired format - 1-4, 7-10
I have one table with an auto-number field which creates an employee ID. I have another table where I want an employees name to appear rather than the ID. How can I convert these ID numbers into a name?
I'm having multiple problems with my database like things such as -
i'm currently working on the Query 2 - On the Phone database (ignore Query 1) and i want to search for multiple plot numbers preferably in one parameter prompt with a comma to seperate numbers. (this could be a multitude of numbers so i would like to be able to input as many as needed). Also when i do search on this query since the Criteria is a 'Between' Value i would expect everything between the 2 numbers input to show up - but a lot of numbers out of the range show up too - why is this? (The Numbers are like "69 to 136" and they will show up - but 1-69 and 136-170 would too
I would also like to implement the search results from Query 2 into the Form i currently have made but it just opens up a access table when the search is made?
i cannot link my database as it is too big for the server - But here are the Criteria for Query 2:
Plot No - (criteria = Between [Enter First Plot No:] And [Enter Last Plot No:]) Site - (criteria = Like "*" & [Enter Site:] & "*") Product - (criteria = Like "*" & [Enter Product:] & "*"
The Query is the one im most concerned about , i can live without a form.
I have 2 fields that I would like to automate if possible
One field is called "p/o number" and another field called "line no"
These fields are part of an ordering database
Let say I have 200 items to purchase form 10 suppliers
And form example 20 items from each supplier
What I do at present is put the order number on each line item and the line number
p/o number line no
1 1 1 2 1 3
2 1 2 2 2 3 2 4
What I want to do is just put the first po number in the required line . Put the first line number in i.e. "1" and the macro will complete all the p/o numbers and line numbers for me as per the ones marked in red.
I have a several fields on my form that are list boxes that must have text as the properties so I can populate the lookup data with things like" Severe rating = 7 points" and "Moderate rating = 3 points". I have another similar field where the choices are "High probability = 9 points" and "Low probability = 2 points" etc. A third field needs to show the total points (product) of the choices from the first two fields, i.e. 9 points x 2 points = 18 points. Then, a fourth field needs to display where the answer falls in a grid, i.e. 1-14 points = Low, 15-29 points = medium, 30-49 points = high, etc.
How do I apply the calculations on the field choices if the field properties have to be text instead of number?
Hi *,OK, still new to Access so I apologize in advance if that is a dumb question ;)I have a table "survey" where I wanna store number values (0,25,50,75,100 respectively). The user is supposed to use a form to input the data into the table. For this purpose, he/she is supposed to use a drop down box.So, is it possible that the drop down box does not show the values but instead a verbal description of these values (very important, important, average, etc.)? What I have tried was to create a table with the number values and use this table as data source for the drop down box... it shows the values but for the end user, verbal descriptions would be better...Thanks!Steve
I am trying to import a field into a data, which is either a number, a number and text or just text. Within Excel the format has been set to text. The data type for the field in Access has been set to text and yet for those records which are only numbers when imported the record is shown as a number in scientific format. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get the number to be a number in its full format?
I have a strange problem, I have created this query:
INSERT INTO WEEKONE ( Assigned_To ) SELECT QPTActions.Assigned_To FROM QPTActions WHERE QPTActions.Entry_Date<=DateValue('1/2/2006') And QPTActions.Close_Date>DateValue('1/2/2006');
It works, but it inserts Numbers into the Assigned_To column in the table WEEKONE. When I looked in the QPTActions database the values are text but the type of column was originally set to Number. I changed this to Text but its still inserting Number values into the destination table. How can I fix this?
Lets say I have table with one of the field header as 'notes'. The notes is of type 'text'
In the notes column information like the following is typed out
Record 1 - MAX O.D 3.456" Min ID 1.2 and OAL 3.4"
Record 2 - MAX O/D 5.456" Min I.D 1.2" and Min Length 4.4 inches
Please note that as shown in the example there is no standard way of entering data. The only order that is followed is that the first numerical value corresponds to OD, 2nd corresponds to ID and 3rd corresponds to overall length.
I want to pull out the first numerical value (3.456 - first example, 5.456 -second example) and the last numerical value (3.4 -first example and 4.4 in second example). How would I be able to do this.
So the end result should be 2 more columns with max od as one and min length as the other. Regards George
I created a database that has a field called "Corrective Actions." I want the user to be able to type in a series of numbers, in the following format: 001, 002, 051, 123. Each number has a certain meaning. For example, 001 means "Upgrade to current revision," 002 means "Replace Unit," and so on. Here is what I would like to happen: The user will type in the numbers in the appropriate format. When the user presses the tab key to go to the next field, I want the numbers to be replaced with the actual meaning. My problem is that I can not figure out how to accomplish this. Can anyone help me?
I have a quick question. I have a field that has information that looks like the below. I need it to be in 2 separate columns, but there is no space between the numbers and text otherwise I would know how to do this in excel. Anyone know how to do this is excel or access?
I have a short text field where numbers such as "15.00", "2233.56", "-300.00" are stored. Now I want to convert the text field to numeric so that I have actually 15.00 or -300.00 stored as a double. I am going to do calculations on these fields. How can I achieve this conversion?
I have a table with an auto number primary key field, and then several other fields, Address, Unit, Owner. I created a form with a combo box that looks up the Address from another table and populates the three fields when you click a record. I have it set to store the first value, (Address) in the table.
When I open the table, it appears as the primary key number, and not the address. It's very frustrating, as this happens a lot to me. What am I doing wrong? and how can I store the value I want, (Address) and not the primary key number?
I have a list of part numbers in Excel. The user needs to get them into Access so it can run the queries and get the data about all of the part numbers. The part number field in my form is formatted as text because the part numbers are alphanumeric. Right now the user copies the list of part numbers out of Excel and pastes them into my Access form. The problem is that if the first 5 part numbers are only numbers, then Access assumes the whole field can only be for numbers and all of the alphanumeric part numbers are pasted in as blanks. How can I stop this from happening? It works fine when one of the first 5 part numbers has a letter in it.
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: