MDB: To .AddNew, or .Edit, that is the question

Hi,

   How can I tell when a user is creating a new record, or just editing an existing record in a DAO database?

   Tried using my code to determine a textbox/combox change, but it no workies. Anyone have a foolproof way to do this?

   Thanks.
tvtechAsked:
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Dany BalianConnect With a Mentor CTOCommented:
sorry, please correct my typos..
dim rs as dao.recordset should be dim R as dao.recordset
and set rs=db.openrecordset should be set R=db.openrecordset..

cheers

dan
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ArkCommented:
Probably, you can check recordset.recordcount property?
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Dany BalianCTOCommented:
if u have a primary key in the table...
the primary key will have a value if u're editing...
so,
maybe u can check it on the before_update event of the recordset...

hope this helps...
cheers

dan
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jkaiosIT DirectorCommented:
Check the EditMode property to determine whether the current status is Adding or Editing as follows:

   If Data1.Recordset.EditMode = dbEditAdd Then
      Label1.Caption = "Adding"
   ElseIf Data1.Recordset.EditMode = dbEditInProgress Then
      Label1.Caption = "Editing"
   End If
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tvtechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments.

jkaios, I don't use a Data1 control in myc code, so can't use that method.

mrdany, yes, my code does use Primary keys for each record. Just unsure how to go about retrieving it before user starts adding, or editing.

Thanks.
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Dany BalianCTOCommented:
hey tvtech

i just checked the dao object... and in the recordset you have sthg called editmode

try this

Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Set db = OpenDatabase("c:\db.mdb")
Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("select * from table")
r.MoveFirst
r.Edit
MsgBox r.EditMode   '<<< this will give you 1

'and then try this

r.addnew
msgbox r.editmode  '<<< this will give you 2


hope this helps..
cheers

dan
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tvtechAuthor Commented:
mrdany, that'll do me. Thanks.
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