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How do I make a field zero filled in Access 2002

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by mikecraw, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. mikecraw

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    I am using access 2002 and I have to change a field that is an 5-6 digit
    account number to a zero filled account. such as "123456" to "0000123456"
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

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    Change it from a numeric field to a text field. Just because it's got
    numbers doesn't mean it has to be a numeric field: it shouldn't unless
    you're going to do arithmetic with it. Once it's a text field, the preceding
    zeroes will stay there.

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    "mikecraw" <mikecraw@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:71ABB5F9-B639-4630-B610-ECB53548022B@microsoft.com...
    >I am using access 2002 and I have to change a field that is an 5-6 digit
    > account number to a zero filled account. such as "123456" to "0000123456"
     
  4. Joseph Meehan

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    mikecraw wrote:
    >I am using access 2002 and I have to change a field that is an 5-6
    > digit account number to a zero filled account. such as "123456" to
    > "0000123456"


    Normally you would not change the data, rather you would chance the
    format. Plan on changing the format in all the forms and reports etc. where
    the number is displayed.

    In the case of the table you can use 0000000000 in the format property
    of the field definition.

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    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
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