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    Alter Table Statement Giving Error

    I am trying to change the column type of a field in my table with this statement



    Note - tbl is me looping thro an array of tables but for brevity sake I just hardcoded the name, yes it is a valid table name and properly spelled

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    tbl = "Products"
    strSQL = "Alter Table [" & tbl & "] Alter Column [UPC] Short Text"
    db.Execute strSQL
    but I am getting this error
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    Run-time error '3293':
    Syntax error in ALTER TABLE statement

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    it won't be recognising 'short text'

    try just text or 10

    see this link for the names for various datatypes

    https://bytecomb.com/microsoft-acces...ype-reference/

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    ... Alter Column [UPC] Text(n)" where n is a valid number?
    - "doesn't work" doesn't help. Implement changes in copies of your database.
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    So even when I design view the table and it shows a type of Short Text, the ACTUAL type is text?

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    Don't confuse the values of properties ("Short Text" / data type) with SQL keywords/statements.
    - "doesn't work" doesn't help. Implement changes in copies of your database.
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    Short Text and Long Text are newer terms for Text and Memo. SQL was not modified to use Short Text and Long Text and never used Memo, only variations on Text().
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micron View Post
    Don't confuse the values of properties ("Short Text" / data type) with SQL keywords/statements.
    Hah, that makes perfect sense.

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