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ActiveX Parentheses in Access

We are using the ActiveX Barcode Control in Access.

When we try encoding parentheses: ()
We keep getting an asterisk encoded instead: *

Can you help understand what is happening?

Operating System: Windows

Application: Access

10-14-17     764 day(s) ago    

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James

Best Answer

After replicating the issue, it seems that Access is possibly mistaking the parentheses as input.

Solution:
• Enable the ApplyTilde property (set it to 1)
• Encode the parentheses using the form ~XXX, where XXX is the 3-digit code from the Decimal column of the ASCII Table:

( = ~040
) = ~041
() = ~040~041

Results:
image

Do the same with any other character that Access misinterprets, as there is not another workaround.

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