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Module Help on getting an Update field to populate with today's date when another field is changed

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I've got a project tracking database.  Management would like to know when the projects are updated by the employee they are assigned to.  I only need a date stamp when any field in the project record is updated.  I've created a date field and named it "UpdateDate".  I thought my best option would be to put the following code in for each field in the form (There are only 7).  However, its not working.  Are there other options to get today's date to populate the "Update Date" field whenever a user updates a field within a record?    Also, I goofed when I named the fields.   I used spaces in the names (example, open date when I should have made it opendate).  Do I put quotes or brackets around these field names?  Here is the code I tried using.

Private Sub Opened_Date_AfterUpdate()
Me.UpdateDate.Value = Date
End Sub

Thanks for the help.
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Your code should be:

Me.NameOfTextBox = Date

The control (NameOfTextBox) should be bound to your table to store the date of amendment
If you want to track when a record was changed, you can use the OnDirty event of the form.

This is triggered when the current record is amended in anyway (even if the values are changed then returned to their original value)


Nb.
A proper tracking dbase is available at:
www.mvps.org/access/modules/mdl0021.htm
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Thank you so much dannywareham.  As it turns out my boss changed his mind on what he wanted to I won't be able to use your solution.  Thank you so much for your time.
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Not a problem MissB
If you need any help with your new project, drop us a line

:-)
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