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11/25/2012 10:49:46 PM
Access 2010 Beginner 9
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This Microsoft Access video tutorial picks up where Level 8 left off. This class focuses on creating a contact history for our customers and designing reports from scratch.

- Tracking Contact History
- Data Integrity
- Report Design From Scratch
- String Concatenation
- Report vs. Page Header & Footer
- Can Grow / Can Shrink Properties
- Records from a Specific Date
- Explicit Query Parameters
- Report Formatting

Click here for more information on Access 2010 Beginner Level 9, including a course outline, sample videos, and more.

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Force or Fix Caps Comment from Elaine Boffing @ 7/29/2013
I have enjoyed your lessons very much.  I have created a simple date base to record patient charts in storage.  Some staff entering information have not capitalized names.  Is there a way to force either all caps or at least first letter caps. I am finding the non caps are not in ABC order. Also can I write a query to look for those errors to correct them.

Reply from Richard Rost:

There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can use the INPUT MASK property to force characters to upper case as they're entered:


You could also use the UCASE function in an AfterUpdate event for your form field to perform the conversion too. I generally go with this route.

You can use something called PROPER CASE to make the first letter of each WORD capitalized. That's a bit more tricky. I cover that in Access 222.

As far as fixing all of the records you currently have, that's possible with the UCASE function again, and an UPDATE QUERY.
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