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How To: Displaying Percents in SQL Table

Posted on 2007-07-22
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Hi All-

I am very new ot using SQL tables.  I have created a "form" using excel that people fill out.  Some of the cells calculate a percent.  The cells are set to "Percent" for the data type with 2 decimal places.  However, I can not figure out how to get SQL to recognize the percent.  I am using Access to manage/review the data that comes in from the forms people compelte.  Essentially, I nned to get SQL to see the value from an excel as a Percent and then display that value in Access.  

1) what data tpye should I set the SQL table column to be?
2) What should I have the excel data type be?
3) Do I need to do anything in Access?
4) ect...

Thank you for any advice!!
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There is no such thing as a percent data type. Percent is a display format for a numeric datatype.  The number .15 will display as 15%.  The number .1599 will display as 15.99% if the display format is percent with 2 decimal places.

So, your SQL datatype can be any numeric datatype.   The main consideration is that the (SQL) storage datatype must have 2 more decimal places to the left of the decimal point than the (Excel) percent display format.

If you want the Excel format percent with 2 decimals then the SQL format should be numeric with 4 decimals.
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dqmq- Thank you for gettign back.  I am looking in the SQL data type options/properties for numeric data types and i can not find the place to enter the number of desired decimals place.  Can you please tell me where I can adjust this setting?  thank you!
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In column properties the "Scale" property is the number of digits to the right of the decimal place.  BTW, in-reading my previous answer, I see dislexia crept in--I should have said " the storage datatype must have 2 more decimal places to the right..."
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Thank you!
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