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Change SubForm to "Allowadditions"

Posted on 2005-03-16
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a subform linked to the main form by a field "UniqueID". On the subform the User can click on the navigation buttons and create a new record without even knowing he did. To prevent this automatic new record creation from occurring I set the following:

                   I set the subform to AllowAdditions "NO" on the property sheet.
                   I then added a button using the wizard to Add a new record and as expected
                   it does not allow me to add a new record because AllowAdditions is set to "No".

In vba code how do I change the property of the subform from AllowAdditions "No" to AllowAdditions "yes" before I can add a nerw record.

If there is a better way to prevent the user from clicking on the navigation buttons and creating a new record wothout knowing he did, please advise me how to do this.   I will still need a "Add New Record Button" for the user to create a new record when he really wants to.

Question by:Lou Dufresne
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 2000 total points
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MySubformControl is the name of the subform container object, not the subform itself (design the main form, click once on the subform and check the Name property in the properties window).

As to a better way, I tend to use my own navigation buttons instead of the built in form buttons and combined with an "Add new" button as you describe (although I use SQL to add the record and then navigate to it).

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