Auto check box

How can I check all of the check boxes in a field  at one time?  I forgot to check them as the records were entered and now have several hundred in one field that needs to be checked.  Thanks
zubin6220Asked:
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Ryan ChongConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In your access query, try update the field like:

Update mytable Set myCheckBox = True

then execute it, as guess your checkbox is actually a boolean field.

Hope this helps
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burrcmCommented:
If your table has less than 65,000 records, just copy and paste to Excel, change the No's to Yes's. Delete the records from the table, compact, then paste them back. Fixed.

Chris B
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Ryan ChongCommented:
If there is a lot of new records will be added to your table, you can try to set the field's Properties, Default Property to:

=True

so that by default a record is inserted, that column will filled with true value (checkbox is checked)
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zubin6220Author Commented:
ryancys.  I tried query with field selected that had check box and entered Update mytable Set myCheckBox = True in criteria but did not work.  I must be entering this wrong.  Maybe I'm not setting up the Query correctly.  Please advise.  
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aabbasCommented:
You can also accomplish your requirement by just doing the following steps.

Do all these steps in the table's design view.

1. Delete the check-box column (field) from the table.
2. Add a check-box column (field) with same name (you might have used it in forms etc).
3. Type TRUE in DEFAULT property of the newly added field (I assume the field type is Yes/No. If it's TEXT and you are using Y or N, put "Y" in DEFAULT property).

Save the table and see if it works... It should.

Best of luck.
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shanesuebsahakarnCommented:
Design a new query. Add your table. Click Query->Append Query.

Add your field. In the "Update To" line, put "True". Run your query and this will update the data in your table (this is a manual way to achieve what ryancys' SQL does).
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aabbasConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No it didn't work. I thought, it might work like it does in Oracle. This is why DEFAULT VALUE clause is. Anyway...

Then you will need to code the UPDATE query as suggested by ryancys. Assuming, your table name is MYTABLE and checkbox field name is MYCHECKBOX, and MYCHECKBOX is of type YES/NO, create a new query and type the following in SQL view.

update MYTABLE set MYCHECKBOX = true;

Save the query and run it. This will update the chechbox in all the existing records.

It works like Oracle does.. I have tested. :)
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zubin6220Author Commented:
Thanks once again for the help.  
I split the points because aabbas made it somewhat clearer to this Access neophyte.
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