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Hi, I am creating a make-table query with a number field.  I'd like the number field with 4 decimal places in the output table.  How do I do that?  Thanks.
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In design view of a Make Table Query use a Format function of the column you want to format:

E.g. Account1:Format([Account],"0.0000")

Sincerely,
Ed
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I don't think you can do this within the make-table query.

Mindsuperb's answer will create a text field, not a number field, although the results for the current data will show with 4 dp in that text field.  
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You could use a conversion function in the SQL to make sure that you have a field that is the correct datatype.

SELECT  CCur(MyNumberColumn) INTO MyTable

The problem that you have is one of formatting, and that will have to be set using either DDL to alter the column format (tough-ish in Access), or using ADOX (ok-ish), or by hand.

A solution that is used all the time in the data warehousing world is to use more than one layer of tables.  Use the make table code to pull the data in (or better use a "kill and fill" truncate and load), but then transfer it to a staging table that's in the correct format, validate it, then pull it in to the main database.
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I am not getting a workable solution
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I  agree that the poster is not getting a workable solution.
That is because, as I said in my response, it can't be done in the way they are asking.
Andrew Weir gave an approach that is can be used to carry out the poster's requirements.

The table must be defined in advance and an append query used, or the table must be  modified  in code to set the number of decimal places.
Another code example.
CurrentDb.TableDefs("<tblname>").Fields("<fldname>").Properties("DecimalPlaces") = 4

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Thanks Peter, that's exactly right.  

JCJG, there is no magic way to do this, it's going to take several steps to make sure that it works as you want it to.  I've had to build solutions for problems like this many times, and it's exactly as Peter and I have described.
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