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alter more than one field at once access 2007

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
how can i alter more than one field in access 2007
 i need to change a fields in a table with number instead of text

example :
table1 , field1:TEXT filed2:TEXT
i need to alter table 1 changing field1 to NUMBER and field2 to NUMBER
Question by:drtopserv
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Expert Comment

ID: 34942178
Don't really see the issue here.
What is stopping you changing the datatype?

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jaiminpsoni earned 500 total points
ID: 34942261
You can not do it in a single statement, you need to run multiple statements...


ALTER TABLE <TableName> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName> <Datatype>
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Expert Comment

ID: 34942293
I didn't see anything in the Q that says this must be done in code - is that what you meant drtopserv?
To me, it just looked like  case of opening the table in design view and doing the changes.
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Author Comment

ID: 34942301
in data definition in the query ... should i write >? :
ALTER TABLE <TableName1> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName1> <Datatype>
ALTER TABLE <TableName2> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName2> <Datatype>
ALTER TABLE <TableName3> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName3> <Datatype>
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Assisted Solution

by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
ID: 34942376
To expand a bit on what jaiminpsoni wrote:

You'd have to issue individaul commands for EACH DDL query. You can't lump them together the way you can with other databses:

CurrentProject.Connection.Execute "ALTER TABLE <TableName1> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName1> <Datatype> "
CurrentProject.Connection.Execute "ALTER TABLE <TableName2> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName2> <Datatype> "
CurrentProject.Connection.Execute  "ALTER TABLE <TableName3> ALTER COLUMN <ColumnName3> <Datatype> "

Expert Comment

ID: 34942415
See if this helps....


Look at section....

Creating a Pass-Through Query and Creating a Data-Definition Query

See if that helps...

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