Input Mask in Access textbox. Allow only digits, no spaces.

I have a textbox on a form where I only want to allow either four or five digits with no spaces.
Mask     00009     requires at least that the first four entries are digits and the fifth one can either be a digit OR A SPACE.
How can I prevent users from adding a space at the end of the four digits? There must either be a digit or nothing.
Unfortunately the field format is text and can for reference reasons not be changed.
Fritz PaulAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

You could use the Trim function to eliminate the space

Regards
0
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
> a digit or nothing.

But that is "9". When saved, Access strips trailing spaces.
If used for a variable, apply (as already noted) Trim or even RTrim.

/gustav
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Fritz PaulAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I did not even try, because I read http://office.microsoft.com/en-za/access-help/input-mask-syntax-and-examples-HP005187550.aspx
It says there
9      Digit or space (entry not required; plus and minus signs not allowed).
So I did not want to allow a space.
0
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

/gustav
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.