How to uppercase a text box in a report

Posted on 2006-06-08
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Last Modified: 2009-12-16
Access 2003 question.

I have an access report (rptOrder)  that gets data from a query, (qryInvoice)

There are dozen text boxes with control sources set such as


The report displays them fine.  But now I want them to appear upper case for this
report.  I do not want to change the data in the tables permenately.
However setting control sources with below efforts using function UCASE do not work, as data do not resolve.


I must not be using the proper way to point/bind the data.  

What is the proper way to do this.

Sample database is here;
Question by:luxlink
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Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 16861129
(Wild guess)  Try UCase() without the $.
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Expert Comment

ID: 16861256
do the UCASE$ in the query

select UCASE$(CompanyName) AS CName

then reference CName in the report

try it that way
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Accepted Solution

jefftwilley earned 1000 total points
ID: 16861903
You can set the Format option for the text boxes on your report. Use this character ">".

Author Comment

ID: 16862522
re; jimhorn;     without the $ has no effect.
re; rockiroads;   yes that will work for a single field, but becuase there are so many fields to do, there is no more room in the left in the query (eg all the columns are full).


Author Comment

ID: 16862681
Re; Jefftwilley;   It works!    Even the microsotft help on text box->properties->format (format property) does not show ">" symbol. Excellent find.

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