Assign default value when creating table in ACCESS 2003

Is there a way to create a default value for a column when creating a table in ACCESS 2003?  the only documentation I can find indicates to use the ALTER TABLE statement, but is there a way to simply assign it when first creating the table?  I want the Match column to default to NO.  Also, is there a way to tell the process this should also be a checkbox, which by default is no?
strCreateTable = "CREATE TABLE tblTEMPWeeklyApps (Campaign_ID Integer, SSN Text(12), " & _
    "Booked Integer, Approved Integer, AppDate Date, Age Integer, " & _
    "Reference Text(20), AddrType Integer, DNIS Text(10), AppEID Text(20), " & _
    "Match Bit DEFAULT 'No')"

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
after you create the table you need more code to set the values properties

dim db as dao.database, fd as dao.field, pt as dao.property

strCreateTable = "CREATE TABLE tblTEMPWeeklyApps (Campaign_ID Integer, SSN Text(12), " & _
    "Booked Integer, Approved Integer, AppDate Date, Age Integer, " & _
    "Reference Text(20), AddrType Integer, DNIS Text(10), AppEID Text(20), " & _
    "Match Bit)"

db.execute strCreateTable

Set fd = db.TableDefs("tblTEMPWeeklyApps").Fields("Match")
    fd.DefaultValue = 0
Set pt = fd.CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, 106)
    db.TableDefs("tblTEMPWeeklyApps").Fields("Match").Properties.Append pt
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
I was afraid I was stuck with the ALTER TABLE so that is the route and simplest.
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Capricorn, yours was a way to do it, but more complicated than what I needed.  But thank you.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
what about
< Also, is there a way to tell the process this should also be a checkbox>
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
i don't think it is fair that you will select a suggestion that only fulfills part of your requirement when there is  a complete solution offered.
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
OH MY GOSH, I completely missed that.  You are so correct, I will contact Adminiistration here and get some points moved.  
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Cap, I have sent a request for attention and am requesting 400 points to be moved to you.  I am so very sorry, it has been a long continuous day-night-day and I missed what you were telling me.  Your response was the complete answer and does work but in the time alloted to get this out the door I did use the ALTER statement.
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Thank you both and Cap, I again apologize as your works and is complete.  To be fair,  I did give points to DatabaseMX as that was the route I took at the time.
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