troubleshooting Question

Get the keystrokes sum of 5 columns in a query

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I created a simple query to test things out, but keep getting stuck.

I have the following in a Query:

TotalKS: Len([reference_1])+Len([reference_2])+Len([reference_3])+Len([reference_4])+Len([reference_5])

If all the fields are used (have text in them) it will return the correct keystroke count, however, if one of the fields is not used it will return nothing.

How do I deal with blank fields and is it possible to accomplish the same things but without having to create a query with the extra TotalKS column in it?  Could this be done all in VBA with an SQL Query?

Mike Eghtebas
Database and Application Developer

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