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Access export help

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by clmowers, May 28, 2008.

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  1. clmowers

    clmowers Thread Starter

    Jun 20, 2005
    Hello, Long time no post. Anyways here is my problem. I have a access database that we use to input change in numbers. I have a format that i need to stick to which is
    99\-9999999,\ 999,\ 99\-9999999,\ 999
    When i setup a macro to export it into excel so my vms system can pick it up, it puts that field as this

    How do i get it so when it exports it to excel it comes up as
    99-9999999, 999, 99-9999999, 999
    in my spreadsheet. The macro overwrites the previous spreadsheet, so doing a macro in excel is out of the question

  2. jimr381


    Jul 20, 2007
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    Within input masks you can choose to include or not include the characters within the field. When you setup the input mask you choose to not include the characters, hence you have problems with the export.

    Try adding ;0;# which should tell it to retain the characters within the field and to use the pound symbol as a placeholder character for the field.
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