Solved

Make memo field from subform editable on main form

Posted on 2004-04-18
8
274 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have a subform with a memo field, column width set to 0". On my main form, I put a big text box with the rowsource subForm.Form!MemoFieldName. The idea was to have the memo field change as we switch records in the subform. But I want people to be able to edit the data as well. Is there a solution?

1Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:TristanRyan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:jjafferr
ID: 10854296
Hi TristanRyan,

Why don't you allow them to edit it in the SubForm itself?
you can always use the scrolls to navigate to the lower lines.

I usually make the memo field height so that it can show 2 lines of text.

Hope this helps

jaffer
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:TristanRyan
ID: 10855186
Thanks for the suggestion, but don't want to go that route -- the subform is in datasheet view, but the memo field contains a history, so we need to see quite a few lines.
T.
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
jjafferr earned 100 total points
ID: 10857172
TristanRyan

I would Save that SubForm1 to SubForm2,
in SubForm2, delete all fields except MemoFieldName, make it as big as you like,
Remove all the borders from SubForm2, so that when placed on the Main Form along with SubForm1, it looks like a field on the Main Form.
Assign the Parent/Child relation like you did for SubForm1.

Now the Records will show as you move from 1 Record to another,
Any changes you make in MemoFieldName of SubForm2 WILL change your Table Record.

If you wanted to see the changes in MemoFieldName of SubForm1 (I know that is not the case with you, but others might require this functionality)
On Change/ or /On Losf Focus of MemoFieldName of SubForm2, place the command Refresh, so that changes show in MemoFieldName of SubForm1.

I hope this help,

jaffer
0
The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:TristanRyan
ID: 11279178
Whoops ... sorry, forgot I had this question open.

T.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:jjafferr
ID: 11280106
Thanks both,

Hey Jack
Have been seeing you cleaning more than dealing,
what's up?

jaffer
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:jadedata
ID: 11280810
out straight on projects of my own...
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:jjafferr
ID: 11280876
Right on, Don't be away to long, we missed your posts you know ;o)
0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
In Microsoft Access, when working with VBA, learn some techniques for writing readable and easily maintained code.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

739 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