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Changing recordset dataType without effect the Object

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hi
i have for example this code
dim fa as recordset
set fa=currentdb.openrecordset("MyTable").clone

then i would like to change datatype or the data , or remove primary key ..... etc of fa whithout any effect to the structure of MyTable
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 125 total points
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You can't. If you wish to do something like this you can either:

1) Select the fields you want already converted into the appropriate data type within a query.
2) Copy the data into a new table with the appropriate fields of the correct data type.

Why do you wish to do this?
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by:Alan Warren
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You cant change the actual data type of the source field, you can change the type of the data returned in the query using one of the convert functions CLng([YourField]), CStr([YourField]) etc...


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Type Conversion Functions
Each function coerces an expression to a specific data type.

Syntax
CBool(expression)
CByte(expression)
CCur(expression)
CDate(expression)
CDbl(expression)
CDec(expression)
CInt(expression)
CLng(expression)
CSng(expression)
CStr(expression)
CVar(expression)

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by:rudwan
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I dislike to change any thing from the source table
I need only to take a copy of the data in a recordset , then change what I need from this new recordset far a way  of the datasource , then close the code and remove the reordset
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by:rudwan
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where is the experts ?
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by:shanesuebsahakarn
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Well, what exactly are you doing with this data that requires the datatype to be changed?
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by:rudwan
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look to this post shane
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/Q_21171347.html
finally , i think to take the randomized IDs and create another table
and add the current ID to it
then again randimize the IDs to get the result
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by:shanesuebsahakarn
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I don't see anything in that post that explains why you need to change the data type. If you wish to insert a record into a new table while changing the field data type, just change it as you put the data in a new field. For example, if the original is a text and you want to change it to a numeric field:
rsNew!SomeField = CLng(rsOld!SomeField)
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