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   DoCmd.DoMenuItem acFormBar, acRecordsMenu, acSaveRecord, , acMenuVer70
is one way of saving a record.

    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
is another.

Is there any functional difference between them?
Is either “preferred”? [I like the second one- it seems less complicated, though the first one is generated by the form designer when adding a button with with "Save Record" functionality]

Is the first one prone to problems if there are menu changes?
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your "acMenuVer70" shows you using old-version code.

Here'w what VBA Help says in Access 2000:
In Microsoft Access 97, the DoMenuItem method was replaced by the RunCommand method. The DoMenuItem method is included in this version of Microsoft Access only for compatibility with previous versions. When you run existing Visual Basic code containing a DoMenuItem method, Microsoft Access will display the appropriate menu or toolbar command for Microsoft Access 2000. However, unlike the DoMenuItem action in a macro, a DoMenuItem method in Visual Basic code isn't converted to a RunCommand method when you convert a database created in a previous version of Microsoft Access.

Some commands from previous versions of Microsoft Access aren't available in Microsoft Access 2000, and DoMenuItem methods that run these commands will cause an error when they're executed in Visual Basic. You must edit your Visual Basic code to replace or delete occurrences of such DoMenuItem methods.

SO -- use the one you like!  

(Not sure why your form designer is using old code -- are you sure it's Access 2000?)

-- Eric
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by:starrynighter
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Thanks- it *is* 2000 (surely not a hangover from the 97 I loaded over?)
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I use Access 2000 too (SP 3).  The form designer will offer the DoMenuItem choice, but little help thereafter with the multiple parameters needed.  It also offers the RunCommand choice, and a list box from which a single selection of acCmdSaveRecord can be selected -- which is the only parameter needed.  Seems like the preferred way to go.  

-- Eric
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I'm not using SP3! - thanks for drawing my attention to it.
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