Allow only two decimal places

Hi all,

I would like to create an event procedure in one of the input fields I have in a programme where I have to enter an amount which should only allow two decimal places.

I would like to prevent the user to accidentally enter a third decimal number.

Grateful if anyone has this code available for use.

I am using MSAccess 97 or 2003

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you could use a Validation rule


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PipMicAuthor Commented:

I already have a separate validation rule in that field.

 I am hoping to have the code set  "On Enter".

then try

Private Sub Text0_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
    If ((Abs([Text0]) * 100) - Int(Abs([Text0]) * 100)) <> 0 Then
       MsgBox " no More than 2 decimals"
    Cancel = True
    End If
End Sub

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PipMicAuthor Commented:
Basically I want a message box to pop up whenever three or numbers are accidentally entered after the decimal point thereby preventing the amount to be saved

Hope this makes sense.

Have you tried my Vba Solution

replace Text0 with your field
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