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When you copy numbers from a Microsoft Access 2002 database and paste them into Microsoft Excel 2002, the data type of the pasted numbers is text. They data appears as numbers, but sorts as text and are not available for formulas and functions.
Service pack information
This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
Note For information about updating Access 2002 Runtime applications, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
839022 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack for Access 2002 Runtime
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name -------------------------------------------------- 17-Sep-2002 08:07 1,978,368 Msaccess.msp 17-Sep-2002 08:27 10,361,856 Msaccess_admin.msp
After the hotfix is installed, this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 12-Sep-2002 15:11:19 10.0.4510.0 5,767,168 Msaccess.exe
To work around this issue, use the Paste Special command to paste the numbers in the Biff5 format.
To do this, follow these steps:
On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
Click Biff5 format, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3 and Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Access 2002 Runtime.