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How to modify a field sizes/type without deleting the field in the table in a Access database ?

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How to modify a field sizes/type without deleting the field in the table in a Access database ?

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not possible.
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Anthonyc is right.  As such it its not possible, because Access does not support it.  However, a common method of acheiveing that result is to do the following:

Add a field to the table as you would like your resultant field to be.

Run an update query using the .execute method:
"Update MyTable Set NewField=OldField"

Then, delete the old field

After all, even if you could do it directly in Access, it wouldn't run any faster or better than doing it this way yourself.
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