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How can I get an MS Access form to update all fields in a view except one using INSTEAD OF UPDATE?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I have a view which has a base table and another view which returns a maxium value.

This view is used as the basis for a table in MS Access. When the max value field (IncurredAmount) is edited, an ODBC error occurs saying that the field cannot be updated.

Is there a way that i can use the INSTEAD OF UPDATE function in the view so that this field is not updated with all the others?
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in the trigger simply don't proppgate any update for the summary column....

but shouldn't you attempt to make the column non change-able in  access.


I have designed a seperate stored procedure to update the field in access.

How would I write the Trigger Code?


This is my view at the moment:

                SELECT dbo.Loss.*, dbo.[IncurredAmount-SelectLossIncurredAmount].IncurredAmount AS IncurredAmount
      FROM dbo.Loss

      INNER JOIN dbo.[IncurredAmount-SelectLossIncurredAmount]
      ON dbo.Loss.LossID = dbo.[IncurredAmount-SelectLossIncurredAmount].LossID

The field that I want to omit is IncurredAmount

Have you considered making the form field read only so that it is not possible for the end user to edit that field?

If they prefer the datasheet view - you could create a form with the required attributes and set the properties to display it as a datasheet


Problem Solved!

I have created a trigger which has solved the problem; it's all very easy when you know how! It's just a shame it took me so long to learn!

Thanks for all your contributions. Does anybody know how I can close this question?
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