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Access Import Rounding Issue

Posted on 2013-01-17
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I'm importing an excel spreadsheet into an access table and seeing a rounding issue.
The Excel sheet is formatted as a currency and has a value like $ 43.16.
I don't see any additional digits in the cell.
When it imports into the access table field which is a double it comes out as 43.1599.
How can I force the correct amount into the double field?
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Question by:stopher2475
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by:jerryb30
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if you format it as a number in excel, what does it look like?
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Try changing the format in Excel to increase the number of visible decimal places.  I suspect you will see the same as you see in Access.
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I did try that. It will look like  43.16.
Maybe I should try formatting the column as a number anyway before importing?
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So I tried formatting to "General" before importing and that seems to have fixed the issue.
Weird that Access will import them differently. There are no extra digits in the Excel file.
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It is weird, but binary fractions can be problematic. I am not sure that Access and Excel do things exactly the same way.  Going from a (presumed) currency data type to a double might have caused the issue.
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Selected my comment because it contains the method to solve the problem.
Experts were on the right track. Splitting points between the most relevant.
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