Setting up field to have contents of another field

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Subject: Setting up field to have contents of another field
Posted by:  MN (mn@mn.mn.invalid)
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006

I am using a program called IDWorks which is reading and writing to an
MS Access format database. The IDWorks program can't adjust the
formatting on a displayed field in a way that we need so I need a way to
duplicate a field in Access so that it will have the exact copy of the
other field. Is there some way to have a field definition set up so that
it has the exact same contents? (ex. an entry such as "=[field1]"). For
that second field, is there a way to display only the first character of
the field through formatting? (ex. display "J" if the full field content
is "John")

Thanks.

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