Access Query, convert text to number

I am creating a Microsoft Access 2003 query.  In the query I would like to convert a text field to a number.  If I try to use the CONVERT function, I receive the error: "Undefined function CONVERT in expression".  The data is from a linked SQL Server 2005 database table.  The original SQL server database table can not be altered.

How to I convert a text field to a number type in an Access 2003 query?
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Jim P.Commented:
In access it is CInt(), CLng(), CDbl() and others. Check the Access help for the full list.

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You could use VAL as well. Might be worth wrapping with NZ as well just in case you have nulls. eg  select val (nz (myfield,"0")) as mynumber
Jim P.Commented:
Glad to be of assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.
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