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Old October 8th, 2003, 08:12 AM
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Default Changing Datatype In Access Database

Is there a way to change the datatype of a field in an Access database table through a SQL statement? I've found a why to do it by adding a new field to the table, copying the data from the field I want to change to the new field, deleting the old field and renaming the new field. This works except the new field is now the last field on the table. I want the field to stay in the same place in the table. Is there a way to do this with SQL or through VB code?
 
Old October 8th, 2003, 11:03 AM
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ALTER TABLE Table1 ALTER COLUMN Field1 Text (50);

I used this to change a field name 'Field1' in 'Table1' from a number data type to a text data type 50 characters long.

HTH,

Bob

 
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That works! Thanks!





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