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  1. #1
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    criteria to limit # of characters in a query result.

    i have been given a spreadsheet with a particular column which i need to query.
    i have transfered the data to an access db and now i want to format that column to have 8 numbers.
    below is the column which i want to format. The format criteria is that it has to start with at least one 0 and the total number of characters must not exceed 8.
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    0000000029402
    0000000029855
    0000000030416889
    0000000030524830


    0000000095A495
    0000000095A496
    0000000095A798
    0000000095C049
    000000009000189
    00000000990702
    00000000994831
    00000000919645
    00000000919646
    00000000919647
    how can i do this??

    thanks.

  2. #2
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    Dear Valdense,

    You can create query based on this table
    Open the design view of the query
    Assume that the field name is ID
    Replace ID with the following:
    ID: Right([ID],8)
    Save and close


    Please try and give me feedback

    Thanks

    Ahmed

  3. #3
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    Hi Ahmed,

    yes your solution does work.

    thanks for your help.

    cheers

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