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Update a text field (number) incrementally

Update a text field (number) incrementally

(OP)
on a query, if you have a text field (imported so it will always be text) and you need to update it incrementally by one
how would you do the query?

I tried
Field: PermitNo
Table: My_ImportSpec
Update: CStr([My_ImportSpec]![PermitNo]+1)

I have 200+ rows to increment. I entered the next number is row 1 but want to automate the rest instead of having to type them in individually.

When I run the above, it says I can't update the rows because of a conversion error.
Thanks
Lhuffst

RE: Update a text field (number) incrementally

Are you suggesting the records have already been imported? Do your records have a field or fields that can be used to determine the numbering?

Apparently PermitNo is text which would need to be converted to numeric in order to +1.

Duane
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

RE: Update a text field (number) incrementally

How about simply:
Update My_ImportSpec
Set PermitNo = PermitNo + 1

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