Deciding Number Types

When assigning the Number data type to a field, you may have trouble deciding which Field Size property to use--there are several. The following guidelines may be of help to you:


Decimal is a new number type to Access 2000.

Tip comes from Susan Sales Harkins, a private consultant specializing in Access and VBA development. She currently has two technical books on the shelves: "Using Microsoft Access 97" and "Using Microsoft Access 2000." Both are QUE publications.
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Date of last revision: 16 August 2001.