Currency field question

Posted on 2012-03-29
Last Modified: 2012-03-30

When building a table and there is a currency field in the General Format and Decimalplaces section I enter Currency and Auto places is this correct or should I put in the format a currency mask or other in format

Question by:chestera
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Patrick Tallarico earned 250 total points
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I have a tendency to declare the amount of decimals whenever possible, but perhaps that is just a preference.  To guide your user input you could then use the input mask feature to make sure that user input is entered correctly.  Generally this is a good practice when user input is required as opposed to some sort of automated import/export function where the data should already be correct.

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ID: 37785165

Thank you for that. So and currency Input mak in format is recommended


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ID: 37785193

What is your thought of the following

Format = $#,##0.00;"-$"#,##0.00
Dec Places = Auto or would you say use 2

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by:Gustav Brock
Gustav Brock earned 250 total points
ID: 37786370
It doesn't matter to the values stored in the field.

The format setting is for display only and can be adjusted at any time as to your preference.

However, if you build a form using the wizard, the format of a textbox bound to a field will inherit a format specified in the table or query used as source.

So nothing right or wrong here.


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ID: 37786464

Thanks for that

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by:Gustav Brock
ID: 37786470
You are welcome!


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