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Posted on 2012-03-23
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Hello ,
have attached database if you open it and open Query1 in datasheet view-
and click in avg wkly usage field- the number changes format to scientific I think?
something like 5.73123076923077E-02-
why does it do this?
I have another database and i notice alot of numbers are displaying in that format- and I wonder if it causes the 6 wk total field calculation to not mulitply correctly in this database?

thank you
DataMultiply.accdb
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Question by:davetough
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Just apply the format you prefer to that field of the query.

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thanks-
i do though still wonder why it is doing this?
is it when it imports? or is it microsoft offering options?
i have a database where I change format in the report and table - standard w/2 decimal places-
and the sum of the multiplication calculation- is always about .01 different than a calculator- would answer
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by:Gustav Brock
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That is a common problem working with data type Double and indeed Single.
If possible, change the data type to Currency which handles up to four decimals "correctly" (= without rounding errors caused by floating point bit errors).

/gustav
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