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Changing all caps to initial caps in Access

Posted on 2010-08-26
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I have some Access tables that are in all caps and I would like to change them to inital caps only. Is there a query I can run which will accomplish this? I would perfer to create the query using design view than sql and I am a novice at sql. If it must be done is sql, I will need to know where to paste the code so I can run the query. Sorry for being ignorant.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 33532815
Try the strConv function

Depending on what you want to do, this can be problematic.
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by:peter57r
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In a new query paste this into the sql view.
You need to modify it to use your own table and fieldname.

Update mytable set myfield= strconv(myfield, 3)
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by:pstewartrrm
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My table I want to update is called tbl_1979_test and the field is called lname. Is this what I paste into
the sql window? I tried it and it did not work.

SELECT tbl_1979_test
Update tbl_1979_test  set fname = strconv(fname, 3)

I actually would like to update all the fields in the table. Can this be done globally?
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ldunscombe earned 500 total points
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In query design view select your table and drag the field you want to update to the grid.
Change the query type to an Update Query.  You will get an additional row in the grid for update to.
In the update to row of each field you want to update put
= strconv([NameOfTheField],3)
obviously change [NameOfTheField] to the actual name of the field.
Hope this helps.
Leigh
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by:ldunscombe
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See attached image
CapsQuery.gif
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by:peter57r
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Leigh has now shown you what to do but I'll answer the previous Qs anyway..

"Is this what I paste into
the sql window? I tried it and it did not work.

SELECT tbl_1979_test
Update tbl_1979_test  set fname = strconv(fname, 3)"
There was no Select clause in what i posted before and none is required.; you just use the second line, as you will see if you look at the sql produced by Leigh's answer.


"I actually would like to update all the fields in the table. Can this be done globally?"
Not in a query.
If this is a once-off exercise, open the table and use the find and replace option from the menu.

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by:pstewartrrm
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Bingo!

Thanks.
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