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Retro Filling Blank Cells

Retro Filling Blank Cells

Retro Filling Blank Cells

Is there a way of retrospectively filling any empty cells that may remain in a single (text) field of an Access 2000 table - say an X or even a few words? Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

RE: Retro Filling Blank Cells

Apologies for my confusing terminology. I meant "single (text) column".

RE: Retro Filling Blank Cells


Try writing an update query.  In the QBE select your table and then select the field you want to update.  Click on the query type button, next to the run button, and select update query.  Set the update to to IIf(Nz(Len([Table]![Field]),0)=0,"Your filler here",[Table]![Field]).  This will keep whatever is there and add your filler if the field is blank.

Jeff Bridgham

RE: Retro Filling Blank Cells

A better way would be to make the update query, put the thing you want to appear in the field in quotes (ie: "BLANK") and then place criteria on the field below like this:

Is Null OR ""


Joe Miller

RE: Retro Filling Blank Cells

I vote for joe's solution... simply and less prone to typo's.

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