Solved

Form field write protecting

Posted on 2003-12-04
3
321 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
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
0
Comment
Question by:twallstr
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
nmcdermaid earned 50 total points
ID: 9873961
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
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:svenkarlsen
ID: 9874603
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
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:nmcdermaid
ID: 9874670
oh, and leading on from 2, Setting Allow Deletions to False means that they can't delete any records.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Most if not all databases provide tools to filter data; even simple mail-merge programs might offer basic filtering capabilities. This is so important that, although Access has many built-in features to help the user in this task, developers often n…
In the previous article, Using a Critera Form to Filter Records (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6069.html), the form was basically a data container storing user input, which queries and other database objects could read. The form had to remain op…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now