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This article describes how to duplicate the Microsoft Excel FillDown methodin Microsoft Access.
In Microsoft Access, you can use an update query to achieve fill downfunctionality. The following example creates a copy of the Orderstable in the sample database Northwind.mdb (or NWIND.MDB in versions 1.xand 2.0) before performing the fill down functionality to make everyshipping charge $10.00.
Open the sample database Northwind.mdb (or NWIND.MDB).
Select the Orders table, and on the Edit menu, click Copy.
On the Edit menu, click Paste. Type Orders1 for the new table name, and then click OK.
Create a new query based on the Orders1 table.
Drag the Freight field to the QBE grid.
On the Query menu, click Update Query (or Update in Microsoft Access 7.0 or earlier).
On the Update To line in the Freight column of the QBE grid, type $10.00, and then press the TAB key.
On the Query menu, click Run. Microsoft Access informs you that 830 records will be updated (1078 in versions 1.x and 2.0). Click OK.
Open the Orders1 table. Note that all the records have a Freight value of $10.00.