Concatinating String

I have a report, I want it to display the First and Last Name of an employee concatinated into one field.

I had the controlsource of the field set to this:

=[EmployeeFirstName] & " " & [EmployeeLastName]

On the report, it's displaying "# Type" in that field instead of the name.  What's the most effecient way to achieve what I want done?
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[EmployeeFirstName].Value & " " & [EmployeeLastName].Value
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
What I like to do is to concatenate the names in the form's recordsource.
This way you can simply add it to the report like the other fields.

SELECT Fld1, Fld2, Fld3, [EmployeeFirstName] & " " & [EmployeeLastName] AS FullName
FROM Yourtable

In your case, check the spelling of your Fields to be sure.
Also make sure you are doing this in the control Source property of a Textbox.

Finally, if you are doing this via code, you must open the Report in Print Preview in order for this code to run.


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<< "# Type" >>

Verify that the textbox (or whatever) on your report does not have it's format properties set in a way that excludes text.
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gcgcitAuthor Commented:
boag2000: Just realized it was a look-up not textbox control.  I deleted the control and added a textbox to make sure no weird constraints were on it and realized it wasn't a textbox afterall.  Thanks for that tip.
gcgcitAuthor Commented:
correction: mbizup gave that tip
gcgcitAuthor Commented:
Both provided information that helped solve the issue.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Yeah, I was wondering about that as well, ...I have never seen this error...?
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
great, thanks


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