Access MVP (2010-2015)


Remove Carriage Return from imported Excel Spreadsheets

You import a spreadsheet and you noticed in some of your fields you have a little box with a question mark in it (see image below). This is a Carriage Return (Alt+Enter in Excel).

To remove create an UPDATE query and run against the offending field…

UPDATE YourTable SET FieldContainingCarriageReturn = […]