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Field Sizes in Access driving me crazy - also dbs.OpenRecordset("Database", dbOpenDynaset).FindFirst woes

Hi MS Access gurus,

This is probably a really simple answer for you but it has me perplexed and bamboozled :)

The table I am looking at has a number which is set to an integer and want it to be able to take 6 digits rather than 5.  If you try this you get the error

The value you entered isn't valid for this field For example, you may have entered text in a numeric field...

If I change to a longint then it displays weirdly like 1.23456 E ...

I have tried changing to a string value because I don't believe any maths is done on the number but then I get a problem with the code

strCriteria = "[Number] = " & CStr(Forms!worker.[Number]) & " And [Number2] = " & CInt(Forms!worker.[Number2])

dbs.OpenRecordset("Worker", dbOpenDynaset).FindFirst strCriteria

I get error Run-time error '3464' Data type mismatch in criteria expression.

Obviously it doesn't make sense to do a CStr on a string so I removed that but still get same error

Basically all I need is a way to have the Number field to allow 6 digits like 123456 without bringin up an error in the quickest/easiest way possible.

Thanks

Paul


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pcowen
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peter57rCommented:
Hi pcowen,

If the field is defined on the table as Integer then the max value is approx 32K.
To allow larger numbers modify the field definition to Long Integer.

Pete
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pcowenAuthor Commented:
Was being a dingbat - just change to longinteger and then change the Format to General Number

If I use string then the following code seems to work:

strCriteria = "[Number] = '" & Forms!worker.[Number] & "' And [Number2] = " & CInt(Forms!worker.[Number2])

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/136059 has more details on this subject

Thanks

Paul
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