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Change the default value of a checkbox to its current value

Posted on 2004-10-13
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This is driving me up the wall... please somebody stop me reaching the ceiling!

All I want to do is save the value of a checkbox as its default value, so that if a user unticks it one time it will be unticked again the next time. Seems to me that I should be able to put

me!checkbox.defaultvalue=me!checkbox.value
docmd.save

but that's no good - the default value changes but then when the form reopens it's reverted back.

Please help me!
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Question by:katerpillar
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by:stevbe
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you need to savwe trhe definition when the form closes ...

DoCmd.Close acForm, "MyForm", acSaveYes

Steve
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I'm already doing that.
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I just tried changing it to acSavePrompt and it doesn't prompt me - clearly Access doesn't recognise that a change has been made.
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BillPowell earned 560 total points
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Just a thought.
Is your "Allow Design Changes" property set to "All Views" or "Design View Only". If it is the latter then that could be the culprit.

Bill
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I'm running in Access 97 - is there an equivalent property? If not, then at least I understand the problem now - I can't change form properties in form view. Might have to rethink this one.
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by:Gustav Brock
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Save the setting in a system table of yours or a custom property - then read this value and set the default value of the checkbox at the OnOpen event of the form.

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Not sure about A97, but check in your properties in the Other tab.  Thats where it is in A2002.
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Have decided to do it in database properties - thanks guys.
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