How would you define the internal field DATE TYPES for table tblTest based on the following XLS file titeld "Test.xls"

I am developing an Access application using Access 2003 with an MDB type file.
How would you define the internal field DATE TYPES for table tblTest based on the following
XLS file titled "Test.xls" which serves as the input source?

I would use the following statement to import the Excel file into the Access table:

filenm = "U:\TEST.XLS"

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, "tblTest", filenm, True

For example:

When I defined all the table fields as DATA TYPE "Text", my results were as follows:

XLS file                       Access table tblTest imported to:

CORP/CMPY                CORP/CMPY
---------------               ----------------------------
0655                           655 (missing lead zero)

BALANCE SHEET       BALANCE SHEET    
G/L #                          G/L #
-------------------          --------------------------------
100-003400                no value

M&D/ISG G/L #           M&D/ISG G/L #
--------------------        -----------------------
N/A                             no value

Test.xls
zimmer9Asked:
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
CORP/CMPY: Integer. Set Format to "0000"
BALANCE SHEET G/L #: String
M&D/ISG G/L #: String. Set "Allow Null values" to True

/gustav
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zimmer9Author Commented:
How do you assign "STRING" as the DATA TYPE for a field within an internal access table?

I see DATA TYPES of:the following from within an internal Access table:

Text
Memo
Number
Date/Time
Currency
Auto Number
Yes/No
OLE Object
Hyperlink
Lookup Wizard



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trbazeCommented:
String is any of the above.  Typically you would use the Text or Memo.
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zimmer9Author Commented:
What DATA TYPE do I use for the field CORP/CMPY to fix the following error in which NO VALUE is being populated into field CORP/CMPY when IMPORTING into the Access table from the XLS file :

As per XLS file:                As per table tblTest

CORP/CMPY                     CORP/CMPY  
---------------                     -----------------
5711/ 655                         no value  
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zimmer9Author Commented:
In Excel, field CORP/CMPY is defined as Number   Category: Custom  
Type  ###
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trbazeCommented:
In access you would need to set the datatype for CORP/CMPY to TEXT.
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zimmer9Author Commented:
When I set the CORP/CMPY field to TEXT in the Access table, I get no value for this field in the Access table for some records.
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zimmer9Author Commented:
I did a format cells for certain rows within the CORP/CMPY field and some rows are defined as
Custom   0###  (for ex:  0555)      other rows are defined as
Custom     ###  (for ex:  1534)     and still other rows are defined as
General            (for ex:   PPF)
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
> String is any of the above.

No.

> Typically you would use the Text or Memo.

No. You would use the Text or Memo.
Text is limited to 255 characters. Memo can hold much larger strings but is non-indexable.

/gustav
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