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Microsoft Access 2013 leading text format in text field

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I have moved a database from work to home and it went from 2010 to 2013. Most of my fields are functioning correctly in my forms, but I have one field that is a combo dropdown that will not display the leading text and zeros that I want. What's weird is I have other fields that function the same way and they are working. I have formatted the field to be "NCR-"000 to make "1" be NCR-0001; however, it only displays "1"
Apr 2 '15 #1
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Seth Schrock
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Please post what you are using to format your field and also your row source for the combo box.
Apr 2 '15 #2

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Guess you need to (re-?) apply the formatting on the output field.
Personally I never use this formatting as it's more or less obsolete.

I just add the string when needed in the output field by using a Function. Thus changing the format is easily done by changing the function and the function can be used in queries to add the formatting when needed.

Apr 3 '15 #3

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