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    R3mix3r is offline Novice
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    Stop Access Changing My Data

    HI,


    I have an Access 2000 database in which i am importing some data programmatically through VB6
    However for some reason Access is changing the data that i am sending it (i know it's access doing it as a manual import does the same thing)

    Example data (dashes signify different columns 4 total)

    8/31/11 - 08:30:45 - 1 - 003

    this gets changed by access to

    8/31/11 - 8:30:45 AM - 1 - 3

    Note it changed the time to am/pm format and my 003 became 3
    I have all the database fields set as TEXT and not numbers / date & time so I would think that it would treat the data literally however that is not the case and my data gets messed up.

    How do i tell access to stop messing with the data and treat it literally and not change anything ?

    Thanks in advance !
    Pete

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    The data you are importing are not strings in your source so Access is guessing DateTime and numbers (usually Double). FYI you can display these values any way you want regardless of how they are stored on the table using the Format() function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuralGuy View Post
    The data you are importing are not strings in your source so Access is guessing DateTime and numbers (usually Double). FYI you can display these values any way you want regardless of how they are stored on the table using the Format() function.
    The Data is being transferred into access from a CSV file using VB6 Code .. it should be being treated as strings, when i go to display the data in VB6 i am displaying it in a flexgrid which for the amount of records i have will take a long time for it to format the data in the columns, i'd rather not have to format the data and have access import it without making changes to the data, is there a way to do this ???

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    I would think that this would be handled in VB6.
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    o.k. i fixed this, it was an access issue if you hit ADVANCED when doing an import of a text file there are 2 boxes one is for a date qualifier and one is for a time qualifier ... in this case the date qualifer was set to / and the time qualifier set to :
    i deleted both of these and saved the setup specs
    In VB6 i can recall those specs during the import process
    Problem solved

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    Excellent! Thanks for posting back with your success and solution.
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