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Access Forms - Percent field - entering 30 sometimes = 30% sometimes 3000%

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I am working with Access 2010 adp - On a continuous form with a percent field.

On most PC's when you tab into the field it is displaying say 0.0%. If you key in 30 this accepts this as 30% and updates the table as 0.30. On some PC's when you enter 30 it converts this to 3000% - putting 30 in the table.

Does anyone know what controls this - is there a windows setting - Is there any way to overwrite this setting with code or a setting in Access?.
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FWIW, Ultimately (to avoid ever running into this issue)
You can certainly allow the user to enter "30", ...
...But then in a query you should be doing something like this:

SELECT ID,KeyedInPercent,KeyedInPercent & "%" AS FormattedPerecnt,KeyedInPercent/100 AS ActualPercent
FROM YourTable

Then just reference the "ActualPercent" field for any calculations
...and reference "FormattedPerecnt", for display purposes...
;-)

Note:
If the allowable values will be 1-100 (1%-100%)
...then you can create a combobox for the user to select a formatted percent, but actually "store" the actual percentage.
The combobox rowsource would look something like this:
FormattedPercent,ActualPercent
1%,.01
2%,.02
...
...
10%,.1
...
75%,.75
...
100%,1

Here you would update the table with the "actual" percent.
;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:donhannam
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Thanks for the comments.

Yes I could put code in to detect the value and convert but I have a lot of Percent fields and its a big job to do this.

This has been working fine for some time and all people could key in 30 and it gets recorded as .3 in the table. I now have one user who this acts differently on. In earlier versions of access this seemed to not convert but 2010 has been doing this fine till now.

I am hoping to work out what is different about the one user that this works differently on - whether it is a PC setting or something with there settings in Access.

Appreciate any help.
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Then this sounds like a "Regional" setting,.
...or a version of Access for a specific country was installed...
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by:donhannam
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Thanks for comments. The PC that was having problems with this is now working correctly - nothing has been done to it except possibly a windows update. No idea what caused this but all OK now.
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