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    format (Office 2000)

    I am probably asking a simple question but I am creating my own training database and already have either stumped myself or just had one of the biggest brain dumps ever. What I am doing includes using Social Security Numbers and I would like it to automatically default to having dashes in it vise having to type the dashes between the numbers. I will also be using this column for relating most of my training and personal data. Thanks

    Gunny

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    Re: format (Office 2000)

    Gunny,
    go to table design - properties dialog box of the field in question.
    Double click the button '...' behind the property 'Input mask' and you'll be guided through the appropriate whizzard.
    I guess it's most efficient if you only use the dashes while displaying your numbers, and not for storing them. As such, you can keep the field type 'numeric' - ... which is the best choice for a key field relating different tables (right, other members of the board?).
    I hope this is enough to solve your problem,
    Hasse

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    Re: format (Office 2000)

    That was it thank you for the input and hopefully I won't have another brain dump.

    Gunny

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