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QUERY EXPRESSION IN ACCESS GIVING WRONG FORMAT

Posted on 2007-04-03
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I HAVE AN EXPRESSION THAT THAT IS A NUMBER BUT WHEN I EXPORT TO EXCEL THE FORMAT IS IGNORED.  IT APPEAR THERE IS A SPACE IN FRONT THAT NEEDS TO BE DELETED.  HOW CAN CHANGE THE QUERY EXPRESSION TO IGNORE THE SPACE.
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by:TheSloath
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Use the Trim function, e.g. with field MyNumber from table MyTable:

SELECT Trim([MtNumber]) FROM MyTable
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by:kdr2003
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Didn't work
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Trim removes any spaces from around text.

Try CDbl(Trim([MtNumber])) to force the field to a 'Double' data type (Use CLng rather than CDbl if it is an integer)
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