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Add Yes/No in Make Table Query

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I'd like to create a Yes/No field in a make table query with the value default to No.  How do I do this?
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by:Rey Obrero
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in the design view of the table
add the yesNo field,
you can place 0 (zero) in the default value
which is normally the default value for a YesNo field
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sorr, did not see the make table query
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you can try this

select f1,f2, cbool(0) as YN into newtable
from oldtable
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by:vsllc
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That gives me the value, but I was looking to have the Y/N checkbox in that field so a user could check a record they want to exclude from a second query I will run off of table.  Is that possible or perhaps a diff method would be a better approach?
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by:Rey Obrero
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you can't produce a check box in a make table query.
it is possible to convert the YN field to a check box using vba codes, but that is another topic.
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by:Rey Obrero
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yeah that is right, those are my codes :-)
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Yes, it is.  But why didn't you just post that reference or code, rather than calling it "another topic"?

vsllc, recommend you give capricorn1 the points.
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by:Rey Obrero
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because it is "another topic"
the original question has already been answered at http:#a35207356
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You shouldn't use a MakeTable anyway - it's hard to control.  We always use a work table with a persistent structure.  Instead of the MakeTable query, clear the work table out with a Delete query and then reload it with an Append query.  Then you can structure it and control data any way you like.

Cheers,
Armen
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by:vsllc
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I stayed with the Cbool since 0/1 is the value to be held anyway.  The checkbox was going to be used for the user to select/deselect, but I decided best to keep them out of the table.

Thanks for the help!
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