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Access 2003: Copying data automatically from one column to another

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by arielamandah, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. arielamandah

    arielamandah Thread Starter

    Sep 26, 2007
    Hi there! I'm creating an access database for our company's mailing list.

    I have two fields in my form named ID1 and ID2. When I create a new record, I would like Access to copy the information from ID1 into the ID2 field, and add three letters to the beginning of the data.

    In other words, if ID1 is "123" i would like ID2 to automatically be generated as "RTC123".

    ID1 is an autonumber field if that makes a difference.

    Is this possible to do? How would I go about making it happen?

  2. OBP

    OBP Trusted Advisor

    Mar 8, 2005
    Hello, if the data is already in column 1 then you can use an update query to transfer the data to column 2.
    If the data in column 1 is to be entered in a form then the transfer can be made as the data is entered.
    Which way do you need to do it?
    Or do you need to do it both ways.
    Also why do you need to store the data like that if it can be created and displayed like it at any time?
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