Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


Enter Key Behavior on Data Access Page

Posted on 2004-10-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hello all,

I have a database that is accessed and populated through data access pages.

The problem I am having is that when a user attempts to input data via the enter key, Access responds with a carriage return instead of inputting and moving to the next field.. I have instructed them to use the 'Tab' key, however, the number of enter key errors is excessive..

I have tried changing the enter key behavior property within the database, but this setting doesn't seem to effect the behavior of the page. Is there a way to change the enter key behavior within the Data Access Page itself? And if not, can I just disable the enter key?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Question by:BTognietti
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

Expert Comment

ID: 12425094
Put a ON ENTER Event and then code what you want the behavior to be.........

Accepted Solution

CrossWired earned 1500 total points
ID: 12425166
since a data access page is just an HTML page couldn't you remap the EnterKey via Javascript?


Author Comment

ID: 12425696

Here's what I used;


function kH(e) {
var pK = document.all? window.event.keyCode:e.which;
return pK != 13;
document.onkeypress = kH;
if (document.layers) document.captureEvents(Event.KEYPRESS);


Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
This article describes a method of delivering Word templates for use in merging Access data to Word documents, that requires no computer knowledge on the part of the recipient -- the templates are saved in table fields, and are extracted and install…
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…

636 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