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yes/no checkboxes disappeared and replaced with zeros?

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

  1. carvelln

    carvelln
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    Hi there

    I am setting up a new database with several columns that require yes/no
    answers. This morning, when i opened up the databse, i noticed that all the
    yes/no checkboxes had been repalced with zeros and I can't get the checkboxes
    back even after confirming the data type in desgin view. I even deleted the
    column and created a new one, but the zeros are still there?
     
  2. schasteen

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    Access uses a 0 for false (no) and -1 for true (yes). From the sound of what
    you are describing you are looking at the table. Create a form based on this
    table and you can use check boxes. You should always use forms to edit and
    add data.

    "carvelln" wrote:

    > Hi there
    >
    > I am setting up a new database with several columns that require yes/no
    > answers. This morning, when i opened up the databse, i noticed that all the
    > yes/no checkboxes had been repalced with zeros and I can't get the checkboxes
    > back even after confirming the data type in desgin view. I even deleted the
    > column and created a new one, but the zeros are still there?
     
  3. carvelln

    carvelln
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    Thanks for the quick reply. But out of curiosity, before today, the
    checkboxes appeared on the table form and were functioning normally. Any
    idea how to get it back to that state?

    "schasteen" wrote:

    > Access uses a 0 for false (no) and -1 for true (yes). From the sound of what
    > you are describing you are looking at the table. Create a form based on this
    > table and you can use check boxes. You should always use forms to edit and
    > add data.
    >
    > "carvelln" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi there
    > >
    > > I am setting up a new database with several columns that require yes/no
    > > answers. This morning, when i opened up the databse, i noticed that all the
    > > yes/no checkboxes had been repalced with zeros and I can't get the checkboxes
    > > back even after confirming the data type in desgin view. I even deleted the
    > > column and created a new one, but the zeros are still there?
     
  4. carvelln

    carvelln
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    Guest

    Thanks for the quick reply. But out of curiosity, before today, the
    checkboxes appeared on the table form and were functioning normally. Any
    idea how to get it back to that state?

    "schasteen" wrote:

    > Access uses a 0 for false (no) and -1 for true (yes). From the sound of what
    > you are describing you are looking at the table. Create a form based on this
    > table and you can use check boxes. You should always use forms to edit and
    > add data.
    >
    > "carvelln" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi there
    > >
    > > I am setting up a new database with several columns that require yes/no
    > > answers. This morning, when i opened up the databse, i noticed that all the
    > > yes/no checkboxes had been repalced with zeros and I can't get the checkboxes
    > > back even after confirming the data type in desgin view. I even deleted the
    > > column and created a new one, but the zeros are still there?
     
  5. schasteen

    schasteen
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    Open table in design view, click on the field you want to change, at the
    botom click on the lookup tab, change the display control to check box.

    "carvelln" wrote:

    > Thanks for the quick reply. But out of curiosity, before today, the
    > checkboxes appeared on the table form and were functioning normally. Any
    > idea how to get it back to that state?
    >
    > "schasteen" wrote:
    >
    > > Access uses a 0 for false (no) and -1 for true (yes). From the sound of what
    > > you are describing you are looking at the table. Create a form based on this
    > > table and you can use check boxes. You should always use forms to edit and
    > > add data.
    > >
    > > "carvelln" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi there
    > > >
    > > > I am setting up a new database with several columns that require yes/no
    > > > answers. This morning, when i opened up the databse, i noticed that all the
    > > > yes/no checkboxes had been repalced with zeros and I can't get the checkboxes
    > > > back even after confirming the data type in desgin view. I even deleted the
    > > > column and created a new one, but the zeros are still there?
     
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