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  • I have been using my current software for many years. In the last month I have hit a problem with using the update command.

    I am trying to update a value that has a value of say 16.56  The operative word is the "." as the computer puts in its place a ","

    which when you run a update sql is rejects it as invalid characters. This is very frustrating as it is in a stock control system.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:28 PM

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  • Hi,

    Would it have anything to do with your computer's Regional Settings? Try setting it to use a decimal separator and see if it makes any difference.

    Hope it helps...

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:41 PM
  • " have hit a problem with using the update command"

    Update Query? VBA Function?  Can you show us your SQL Statement/VBA Code.

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2016
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    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:42 PM
  • Hi eddiesherrard,

    >> The operative word is the "." as the computer puts in its place a ","

    If you run this update query in Access 2013, I would suggest you add double quotes for 16,56.

    Here is a simple code:
    RegionNum="1,25"; // RegionNum is a double field

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