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access field lenght

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Hello,
I need to import data into integer field in Access but
would like to trim the lenght of the field to 4 char. long
instead of the default six char. long. This is important,
because on export, I need to export the data into fixed-
width format, and the length of the integers cannot be
more the 4 chars long.
Is there a way to change the default to 4 chars long?
Although the field can be formatted to display as shorter,
on export the stored lenght of the field is used, which is
6 chars long.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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HJ
Why cut off a number ? An integer field stores numbers from -32,768 to
32,767 so you would basically be changing data while importing.

HJ

"svet" <sv***@sergievsky.cpmc.columbia.edu> wrote in message
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Hello,
I need to import data into integer field in Access but
would like to trim the lenght of the field to 4 char. long
instead of the default six char. long. This is important,
because on export, I need to export the data into fixed-
width format, and the length of the integers cannot be
more the 4 chars long.
Is there a way to change the default to 4 chars long?
Although the field can be formatted to display as shorter,
on export the stored lenght of the field is used, which is
6 chars long.

Nov 12 '05 #2

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