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-newbie- Number Format

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

  1. Ed

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    Hello, I made a Table where there is a entry: "ft 2" I need to enter a number
    with 2 decimal places. I just finished a form, but I haven't managed to set
    it to have the number in that format, it gives no decimal places. What do I
    need to do?

    thanks in advance
     
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  3. SusanV

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    Hi Ed,

    You currently have a text field, and it's not going to format the number
    part if it's a combo of text and numbers. You should break this info into 2
    fields - one for the number, and set the datatype to Double, and another
    field for the measurement type (you could put these values in a lookup table
    and use a drop-down on your form - easier for users, and no typos, as you
    are only going to have a set number of measurements - like inches, feet,
    etc).

    For reports where you want to see 2.25 Feet, you could either concatenate
    the 2 fields, or simply put the controls next to each other, aligning the
    number right and the measurement type left.

    --
    hth,
    SusanV


    "Ed" <Ed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B2D30319-A5EA-477A-8E7A-C1C17B5FAFFC@microsoft.com...
    > Hello, I made a Table where there is a entry: "ft 2" I need to enter a
    > number
    > with 2 decimal places. I just finished a form, but I haven't managed to
    > set
    > it to have the number in that format, it gives no decimal places. What do
    > I
    > need to do?
    >
    > thanks in advance
     
  4. Rick B

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    Is your field set up as an Integer in the table? Integers (by definition)
    have no decimal places; they are whole numbers.

    Change the field size to one that supports decimals. Use the help file for
    more information.

    --
    Rick B



    "Ed" <Ed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B2D30319-A5EA-477A-8E7A-C1C17B5FAFFC@microsoft.com...
    > Hello, I made a Table where there is a entry: "ft 2" I need to enter a
    > number
    > with 2 decimal places. I just finished a form, but I haven't managed to
    > set
    > it to have the number in that format, it gives no decimal places. What do
    > I
    > need to do?
    >
    > thanks in advance
     
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