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Numeric Values for Primary Keys Only???

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by CMV, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. CMV

    CMV
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    I have two tables...one of which holds userid's, firstnames, and lastnames of
    employees. Some of the id's are all numeric, and some are all characters.
    When I import my Excel spreadsheet, it takes all the id's with characters
    out. Any help or suggestions???
     
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  3. Van T. Dinh

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    It sounds to me that you have 2 spreadsheets with mixed Columns and you want
    to import them into Access???

    Excel allows mixed Columns, Access doesn't. In Access, a Column / Field
    type must be either Numeric or Text, not both. Note that a Text value can
    contain only digit characters so a Column in Access may look like a mixed
    Column.

    If you import a mixed Column from Excel into Access, you need to convert the
    mixed values to a single type before importing into Access.

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    HTH
    Van T. Dinh
    MVP (Access)



    "CMV" <CMV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E10B96DF-B07F-4F72-B17D-A3018C710D8C@microsoft.com...
    >I have two tables...one of which holds userid's, firstnames, and lastnames
    >of
    > employees. Some of the id's are all numeric, and some are all characters.
    > When I import my Excel spreadsheet, it takes all the id's with characters
    > out. Any help or suggestions???
     

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