Access 2000 - Custom form functionality
Posted on 2003-10-27
I want to develop a bunch of forms based on individual tables such that each table X has parallel table X_audit with additional audit information (e.g.: auditTime, auditUser)
Each form will then call a public function when auditing is necessary.
E.g.: after_update form trigger will call a function which will copy the current X row to X_audit and populate the 2 audit columns appropriately. (using insert into…select from…)
Triggers for "after insert", and "On delete" will existsimilarly.
Question: is their some “object-based” way to get this default behaviour into each form i.e.: without simply pasting the trigger code into each form? (and the resultant bug if the developer forgets to do this thoroughly!)
Might it use “WithEvent” ?
E.g.: it would be nice to define formX as a type of form which includes the default behaviours and then design forms of type formX with the form designer.
Also, if anyone can point me to existing packages that perform such auditing, that would be great.