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Query designer changes field name

Query designer changes field name

Query designer changes field name

I've got an Access front end that links to a Sharepoint back end. In the table one of the fields is called

[Requestor / Contact] - Note the spaces

When I use query designer to select this field and run it from within query designer it shows Okay. When I save the query it changes it to

[Requestor/Contact] - NO SPACES!!!

Then when I run it it fails because it is looking for the field without the spaces which doesn't exist. If you look at the query in SQL view it has dropped the spaces.

Any ideas? I wasn't in control of the Sharepoint setup and don't have authority to change anything so I can't fix it by changing the name.

(Contract Code-monkey)

It's amazing how many ways there are to skin a cat
(apologies to the veggies)

RE: Query designer changes field name

I just added a column to a linked sharepoint list and named it [Requestor / Contact]. I created and saved a query with the new column and didn't experience any issues.

Do you have any autocorrect settings turned on or any spelling correction functionality that might be changing the column name?

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

RE: Query designer changes field name

Thanks Duane, that seems to have worked.

I change the AutoCorrect options on the back end as a performance aid but I don't usually bother to change the front end. It's strange that it should "correct" a field name to an incorrect name when it was correct in the first place.

(Contract Code-monkey)

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(apologies to the veggies)

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