Solved

Set a subforms allowadditions property based on a value in a form

Posted on 2007-11-29
4
406 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I want to set the allowadditions property of [frmSubForm] to FALSE if a value of a combo [mycombo] in the parent form [frmMain] is "Ordered"

If the user changes this combo (to "Not Ordered") then the allowadditions property gets re set to TRUE.

If the user changes the combo (back to "Ordered") then the allowadditions property gets re set to FALSE.
0
Comment
Question by:AbacusInfoTech
[X]
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
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 61

Accepted Solution

by:
mbizup earned 500 total points
ID: 20377704
Use VBA in myCombo's After update event:

Private Sub MyCombo_AfterUpdate()
       If me.MyCombo = "Ordered" THEN Me.frmSubform.form.AllowAdditions = False
       If me.MyCombo = "Not Ordered" THEN Me.frmSubform.form.AllowAdditions = True
End sub

You also need to place this in the form's current event so that the subform will have the property set correctly  as the user scrolls through records.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:AbacusInfoTech
ID: 20378035
Thanks, you got me there.

Just had to tweak:

Private Sub MyCombo_AfterUpdate()
       If me.MyCombo.Value = "Ordered" THEN Me.frmSubform.form.AllowAdditions = False
       If me.MyCombo.Value = "Not Ordered" THEN Me.frmSubform.form.AllowAdditions = True
End sub
0
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:mbizup
ID: 20378067
Glad to help out :-)
I'm suprised you needed the ".Value".  I use the exact syntax I posted routinely.  I use access 2003 where ".value" is the default property.  Your question tags state Access 2000.  I wonder if that accounts for the difference?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:AbacusInfoTech
ID: 20378413
I am using 2000... and I tried without .value so I guess 2003 may be different.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
Traditionally, the method to display pictures in Access forms and reports is to first download them from URLs to a folder, record the path in a table and then let the form or report pull the pictures from that folder. But why not let Windows retr…
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

688 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