Form field write protecting

I have actually two questions which are related. I am using a form to enter data into a table. When opening the form the first record in the table appears. What can easily happen is that you write over this entry.
To prevent this I want to do two things;
1) When opening the form I would like it to present the next record to be entered (blank record). That is if I currently have 20 records I want it to display record 21 which is blank.
2) How can I write protect (from the form) the current records so they cannot be accidentaly deleted or altered.
It still might be necessary to edit the records but this should be done through the table.

Thank you in advance
twallstr
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nmcdermaidCommented:
1) Set the forms Data Entry property to Yes. This will not show all the previous records though. If you want to see all the previous records, leave Data Entry property as No and paste this code into your form:

Private Sub Form_Load()
  DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNewRec
End Sub


2) Set the forms Allow Edits property to No
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svenkarlsenCommented:
You could also put some code in to handle it, so thatno edit is normally allowed, unless the user clicks a button saying explicitly that he/she wants to edit the record.

In the OnCurrent Event of the form, put these two line:

me.allowedits=False
me.ToggleButton=0

Then make a toggle-button (on/off-button), and put this code in the onClick event of the button:

   If (Me.ToggleButton.Value = -1) Then
      me.allowedits=true
   Else
   me.allowedits=false
   End If

Replace "ToggleButton" with the name you give the button on it's property page


Sven
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nmcdermaidCommented:
oh, and leading on from 2, Setting Allow Deletions to False means that they can't delete any records.
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