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I have an unbound field on my form.  A valid entry in this box could be any long integer number up to nine positions.


I have the format defined as 000000000.  I got a cancellation today when I tried to treat the entered field as numeric.

The field has been on the form several weeks without incident.

Today I was notified of a cancellation and the error displayed was "13 Type Mismatch".  Apparently I need to do more to restrict the input to numeric only and limit the length to no more than 9 digits.


I can't figure out how they got something in there that led to a type mismatch.  In my testing I can't get anything in there other than a number.

I was able to get an overflow error by entering 1 followed by 11 0's.

How can I tighten up the entry so only digits with a max length of 9 can be entered?
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A great way for that is to define some Code Event Procedure code in the On Exit "field", something like this:

Private Sub MyText_Exit(Cancel As Integer)
    If Not IsNumeric(MyText.Value) Then
        Cancel = True
    ElseIf Len(MyText.Value) > 9 Then
        Cancel = True
    End If

End Sub
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