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I have an access linked table to a a sql table and it lists an order qty field as text, even though it is decimal in the sql table.  I am trying to round down (or int) in access but it won't because it is a text field.  I cannot find the right command to convert the text field in the query to number.

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dave
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by:Arthur_Wood
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If IsNumber(TextField) then
    Value = cInt(TextField)
End If

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by:Arthur_Wood
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maybe the function is

IsNumeric(TextField)

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GreymanMSC earned 1000 total points
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Use:

  Iif(IsNumeric(TextField), CInt(TextField), 0)

Or:

    CInt(Val(TextField))

Val() will inspect the start of a text field for numeric characters and return a legible number. IE: "10.4A" will return 10.4 .  If no number is found, it will return 0.
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by:barleyfreak
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thank you,

  Iif(IsNumeric(TextField), CInt(TextField), 0)

did the trick.

cheers,
dave
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