Number with a decimal

Posted on 2011-02-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I feel like a fool for asking this... but I have a field in a form and everytime I hit, 4.5 it comes up as "4"... how do I make it so it stays the same? I have checked everything I can think of.

Attached is the database. The fields are "Total Hours" and "Duration"... please explain so I can fix it in the future.


Question by:cansevin
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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In the Bookings table ... change the Field Size of Total Hours from Long Integer to Single.

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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change the Field size to double
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Oh ... and same for Duration in the Appointments table.

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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see this

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attached with fix.

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Unless you need more than 4 decimal places I find that the Currency data type is actually better and more accurate  in precision than single or double.
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Since the OP is apparently dealing with Hours, Single with two decimal places is more than sufficient,  having a decimal precision of 7 places.

Both Double and Currency take up 8 bytes to store, whereas Single takes only 4 bytes.


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