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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Dr. Darrell, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Dr. Darrell

    Dr. Darrell
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    I want to type 50 into a table and want it to register 50%.

    When I format the entry as percent. I don't get the desired result.

    Do I have to do something other that just format as percent?

    Thanks,
    Darrell
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    You can type:
    50%
    or
    .5
    and Access will interpret it as 50%.

    If you are using a form to enter the data, this article explains how to have
    50 interpreted as 50%:
    Enter a value as a percent
    at:
    http://allenbrowne.com/casu-16.html

    You might also be interested to know that the next version of Access (2007)
    will do this without the code.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Dr. Darrell" <DrDarrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3836567E-C47F-43EC-988E-15C65A744D7E@microsoft.com...
    >I want to type 50 into a table and want it to register 50%.
    >
    > When I format the entry as percent. I don't get the desired result.
    >
    > Do I have to do something other that just format as percent?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell
     
  4. Wayne-in-Manchester

    Wayne-in-Manchester
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    50 / 100 (format as a percentage) = 50%

    So

    FieldName: ([PercentField]/50)


    --
    Wayne

    If you feel this answer has been useful please check the "was this post
    helpful" so I get some feedback. Thanks.



    "Dr. Darrell" wrote:

    > I want to type 50 into a table and want it to register 50%.
    >
    > When I format the entry as percent. I don't get the desired result.
    >
    > Do I have to do something other that just format as percent?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell
     
  5. Al Camp

    Al Camp
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    Dr.
    Use the AfterUpdate event of the field...
    YourNumber = YourNumber / 100
    --
    hth
    Al Camp
    Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions

    "Dr. Darrell" <DrDarrell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3836567E-C47F-43EC-988E-15C65A744D7E@microsoft.com...
    >I want to type 50 into a table and want it to register 50%.
    >
    > When I format the entry as percent. I don't get the desired result.
    >
    > Do I have to do something other that just format as percent?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Darrell
     
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