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Text Fields: The Most Common Field Type
Most fields are Text fields. Many developers don’t realize that it’s best to use Text fields for any numbers not used in calculations. Examples are phone numbers, part numbers, and ZIP codes. Although the default size for a Text field is 50 characters, you can store up to 255 characters in a Text field. Because Access allocates disk space dynamically, a large field size doesn’t use hard disk space, but you can improve performance if you allocate the smallest field size possible. You use the FieldSize property to control the maximum number of characters allowed in a Text field.
Memo Fields: For Those Long Notes and Comments
Memo fields can store up to 65,536 characters of text, which can hold up to 16 pages of text for each record. Memo fields are excellent for any types of notes you want to store with table data. Remember, you can sort by a Memo field under Access 2007.
Number Fields: For When You Need to Calculate++
You use Number fields to store data that you must include in calculations. If you must include currency amounts in calculations, or if your calculations require the highest degree of accuracy, you should use a Currency field rather than a Number field. The Number field is actually several types of fields in one because Access 2007 offers seven sizes of numeric fields. Byte can store integers from 0–255, Integer can hold whole numbers from –32768 through 32767, and Long Integer can hold whole numbers ranging from less than –2 billion to just over 2 billion. Although all three of these sizes offer excellent performance, each type requires an increasingly larger amount of storage space. Two of the other numeric field sizes, Single and Double, offer floating decimal points and, therefore, much slower performance. Single can hold fractional numbers to seven significant digits; Double extends the precision to 14 significant digits. Decimal is a numeric data type introduced with Access 2002. The Decimal data type allows storage of very large numbers and provides decimal precision up to 28 digits! The final size, Replication ID, supplies a unique identifier required by the data synchronization process (available with the .MDB file format).
Date/Time Fields: Tracking When Things Happened
You use the Date/Time field type to store valid dates and times. Date/Time fields allow you to perform date calculations and make sure dates and times are always sorted properly. Access actually stores the date or time internally as an 8-byte floating-point number. It represents time as a fraction of a day.
Currency Fields: Storing Money
The Currency field type is a special type of number field you use when you are storing currency values in a table. Currency fields prevent rounding off data during calculations. They hold 15 digits of whole dollars, plus accuracy to the hundredths of a cent. Although very accurate, this type of field is quite slow to process.
AutoNumber Fields: For Unique Record Identifiers
Access automatically generates AutoNumber field values when the user adds a record. In earlier versions of Access, counter values had to be sequential. The AutoNumber field type in Access 2007 can be either sequential or random. The random assignment is useful when several users are adding records offline because it’s unlikely that Access will assign the same random value to two records. A special type of AutoNumber field is a Replication ID. This randomly produced unique number helps with the replication process (available with the .MDB file format) by generating unique identifiers used to synchronize database replicas.
You should note a few important points about sequential AutoNumber fields. If a user deletes a record from a table, its unique number is lost forever. Likewise, if a user adds a record and cancels the action, the unique counter value for that record is lost forever. If this behavior is unacceptable, you can generate your own counter values.
This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office
Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.
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