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Access SQL Create Table

Posted on 2013-06-18
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Last Modified: 2013-06-20
I am trying to create a table with a Decimal column called "Test"
using the following code, but am getting a syntax error with:
[Test] DECIMAL (10,2),

    [Test] DECIMAL (10,2),
    [First Name] TEXT(50) NOT NULL,
    Phone TEXT(10),
    Email TEXT(50))
Question by:Murray Brown
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Expert Comment

ID: 39257741
You can use CURRENCY which should automatically give you 4 decimal places, or DOUBLE, or SINGLE.

If you want 2 decimal places, use the table field DecimalPlaces property, Format property, or the format function.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39257991
A field of type DECIMAL cannot be created in an Access database using DAO, but it can be done with ADO.

Instead of CurrentDb.Execute strDDL,
use CurrentProject.Connection.Execute strDDL

Best wishes,
Graham Mandeno [Access MVP 1996-2013]

Author Comment

by:Murray Brown
ID: 39258711

Thanks. What would the full ADO code look like?
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GrahamMandeno earned 1000 total points
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You can't put the code in a query because that will execute using DAO.  Create a VBA module with code like this:

Public Sub MakeMyTable()
Dim strDDL as String
strDDL = "CREATE TABLE tblTest" _
    & " (CustomerID INTEGER NOT NULL," _
    & " [Test] DECIMAL (10,2)," _
    & " [First Name] TEXT(50) NOT NULL," _
    & " Phone TEXT(10)," _
    & " Email TEXT(50)) "
CurrentProject.Connection.Execute strDDL
End Sub

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Then you can execute your procedure, either from some other VBA code, or from the Immediate window:

-- Graham

Author Comment

by:Murray Brown
ID: 39258887

I should have mentioned that I am building this in
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1000 total points
ID: 39261713
I am building this in
Then create an OleDbConnection and use the ExecuteNonQuery method to run the SQL that Graham provided:

Dim cmd As New System.Data.OleDbConnection
cmd.ConnectionString = "Your Access Connection"

Dim strDDL as String
strDDL = "CREATE TABLE tblTest" _
    & " (CustomerID INTEGER NOT NULL," _
    & " [Test] DECIMAL (10,2)," _
    & " [First Name] TEXT(50) NOT NULL," _
    & " Phone TEXT(10)," _
    & " Email TEXT(50)) "

cmd.CommandText = strDDL

Author Closing Comment

by:Murray Brown
ID: 39261753
Thanks very much. Should have realised that. Got into a tangle with all the different approaches on the net.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39261823
Thanks, Scott.  I've been out all day so I wasn't here to fill in the cracks :-)


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