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10 01 11 00__Numbers are Driving Me Crazy

I only have 20 points, if you can help me 15 of them are yours.

I declared c_Loan as currency in my VB program, the corresponding field in the access db is currency data type. Yet when I save, it does not save the decimals. 222.65 saves as 222. What am I doing wrong.

Do I have to format text boxes to show the decimals?

Any help would be appreciated. Have a good day programming. Thank you.

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Makre sure your field in the database is set to 2dp, or to Auto. (Check this by opening the table in design mode, selecting the field and checking the "Decimal Places" setting)

Also ensure that when the value is shown in the text box, it is done with comething like:


Lastly, check the value doesn't get read into a long or integer accidentally in VB Code
Let's see you save/Load code please.

Normally what you're doing sounds like it should work.

Yes, the text boxes don't automatically know how many decimals to show.

The text box's .Text property is a string. If you're doing something like:

RS!CurrencyField = Text1.Text

This can be the cause of the problem.


I have had problems with Currency Type before and I dont use them

I use Single instead.

From an accuracy point of view currency is theoretically more accurate.

You would have to be using very large amounts of money for it make any difference.

Try using a single instead.

I work with fianacials and cash flow for companies with $1 billion and No one ever complained about any very small rounding errors.

Good Luck

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>>>Do I have to format text boxes to show the decimals?

Yes.  Or if you enter a value with no decimals e.g. 1234 you have to decide yourself in code if this will be become $1234.00 or $12.34

Is this what is going on?

if text1 was 1234


dim x as Currency

x = x = CCur(Text1) / 100


x = CCur(Text1) / 100
diek_nfAuthor Commented:
After playing the field in the db was farged up. The format thing, I took your advice and
        Dim cur_temp_format As Currency

        cur_temp_format = rs_BBILF!Balance
        txtBalance.Text = Format(cur_temp_format, "$##0.00")
        cur_temp_format = 0
 If there is a less clutsy way someone please let me know.

I am going to play with the single.

Thank you, I can always count on everyone to help.

If I can figure out why my ttolbar refuses to stay customized I will truly be a happy camper. If I don't figure it out soon I'll have to post it.

Have a great day programming.

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