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Can't get input mask value to display on dataview page

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by RobertK, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. RobertK

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    I was attempting to set up phone numbers in a Contacts Table using the input
    mask lookup wizard. Everything seemed to go find; it recommended the
    following values for the input mask: !(999) 000-0000 and I chose # as a
    placeholder and went on to Finish. The input mask was then displayed as
    follows: !(999) 000-0000;0;#

    I then went to dataview, and under the Work Phone label it will NOT show the
    input mask; it is as if nothing happened. I am using Office XP, a 2002
    version of Access.

    I would appreciate any help you might give me.

    RobertK


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  3. [MVP] S.Clark

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    1. Is the table linked?
    2. Did you get a warning message that changes could not be saved? (It will
    still open and let you think you're making changes, but not save.)
    3. Did you apply the Input Mask to the [Work Phone] field? (It's easy to
    miss.)


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    "RobertK" <RobertK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:99D13253-CFBB-4DD8-9199-D91054F6011E@microsoft.com...
    >I was attempting to set up phone numbers in a Contacts Table using the
    >input
    > mask lookup wizard. Everything seemed to go find; it recommended the
    > following values for the input mask: !(999) 000-0000 and I chose # as a
    > placeholder and went on to Finish. The input mask was then displayed as
    > follows: !(999) 000-0000;0;#
    >
    > I then went to dataview, and under the Work Phone label it will NOT show
    > the
    > input mask; it is as if nothing happened. I am using Office XP, a 2002
    > version of Access.
    >
    > I would appreciate any help you might give me.
    >
    > RobertK
    >
    >
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    > RobertK
     
  4. RobertK

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    Steve,

    None of what you described is the case. The crazy thing about it, doing the
    identical input masking for zip code and SSN worked just fine! I am VERY
    frustrated about this; it's with ALL the input masking for all phone numbers!


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    RobertK


    "[MVP] S.Clark" wrote:

    > 1. Is the table linked?
    > 2. Did you get a warning message that changes could not be saved? (It will
    > still open and let you think you're making changes, but not save.)
    > 3. Did you apply the Input Mask to the [Work Phone] field? (It's easy to
    > miss.)
    >
    >
    > --
    > Steve Clark, Access MVP
    > http://www.fmsinc.com/consulting
    > *FREE* Access Tips: http://www.fmsinc.com/free/tips.html
    >
    > "RobertK" <RobertK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:99D13253-CFBB-4DD8-9199-D91054F6011E@microsoft.com...
    > >I was attempting to set up phone numbers in a Contacts Table using the
    > >input
    > > mask lookup wizard. Everything seemed to go find; it recommended the
    > > following values for the input mask: !(999) 000-0000 and I chose # as a
    > > placeholder and went on to Finish. The input mask was then displayed as
    > > follows: !(999) 000-0000;0;#
    > >
    > > I then went to dataview, and under the Work Phone label it will NOT show
    > > the
    > > input mask; it is as if nothing happened. I am using Office XP, a 2002
    > > version of Access.
    > >
    > > I would appreciate any help you might give me.
    > >
    > > RobertK
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > RobertK

    >
    >
    >
     

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