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Alter Table to Change or Clear column format

Alter Table to Change or Clear column format

Alter Table to Change or Clear column format

I have created this statement to change a column from date/time to number and it works...

ALTER TABLE [Supplier Workbook] ALTER COLUMN [Total Time Spent] Number

but it's keeping the format of "h:nn:ss". Is there a way to add a statement to my query to clear or change the formatting to General or blank?

RE: Alter Table to Change or Clear column format

I think you would need some DAO code to change the format property of the field.

CODE --> vba

Currentdb.TableDefs("Supplier Workbook").Fields("Total Time Spent").Properties("Format")="Fixed" 

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