Solved

How to add a "Confirm Changes?" message prompt to a form before saving the record?

Posted on 2003-12-08
3
327 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a record entry form for users to fill in.  I have added a confirmation prompt to confirm that their record has been saved, but I now would like to initially prompt the user to ensure they are happy with their finished record before committing to saving it.

I ideally want a msgbox prompter to offer the options:

1. YES - Saves the record and resets (blanks) the form fields, then gives the confirmation prompt.
2. NO - Reverts the user back to the form WITHOUT SAVING, allowing the User to make other edits to the unsaved record before trying to save again.
0
Comment
Question by:Lukasx
3 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
peter57r earned 125 total points
ID: 9895447
If you are either just moving from one record to another or closing the form to force a save then you can use the Form_Beforeupdate event procedure to control the save.

The beforeupdate event has a Cancel option.  If you set this to true the save is cancelled.

Private Sub Form_beforeupdate(Cancel As Integer)
Dim resp
resp = MsgBox("Do you wish to Save the record?", vbYesNo + vbQuestion, "Save Changes")
If resp = vbYes Then
' do nothing
Else
Cancel = True  ' cancels the update
End If

End Sub

However if you are using a Save button then you just bypass the saverecord statement if the user says no.

Pete


0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:tbsgadi
ID: 9895448
try putting this behind a button:

If MsgBox("Are you happy with this?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
End If
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lukasx
ID: 9895585
Thanks to both of you for your prompt responses!

I have chosen peter57r's solution because it caters not only for the button, but also allows for closing the form and other 'update' events.

Cheers,

Luke
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
Describes a method of obtaining an object variable to an already running instance of Microsoft Access so that it can be controlled via automation.
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Access…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

773 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