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msgbox  83/124678 =6.65714881534834E-04 ?

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Hi,

Please assist how can we resolve, when using vb to divide the results returned 6.65714881534834E-04

msgbox 83/124678
return should be: .000665

Thanks.

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Try msgbox CDec(83/124678)
you can even :

msgbox round(CDec(83/124678),6)
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by:Rob_Jeffrey
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The base math uses a Double for data storage while you are looking for a Decimal.
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by:RyanBank
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Sweet! What does Cdec do ?
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by:RyanBank
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jimhorn,

Thanks!
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by:RyanBank
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sorry to be of trouble jimhorn, thanks for the help!
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by:RyanBank
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Rob_Jeffrey,

Would you happen to know how can we use Cdec() in a sql query?

StrSql="select " & Cdec( & "Col1/Col2" & ) &"  <--returned an error when using Cdec

Thanks!
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by:Rob_Jeffrey
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SELECT CAST((99/84734) AS decimal) AS test;

This works fine on Transact SQL and MySQL Server.  Dies on Access.  
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by:RyanBank
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Found it! thanks for the help!

Select
Format( Col1/Col2,##.00000')
From MyTable
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by:Rob_Jeffrey
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No problem.  
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