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Ms Access - After Update function on drop down

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hi,
I have a simple piece of code which clears my text field after I update my drop down box. Simply;
text1.setfocus
text1.Text = ""
This looks to run ok, but when the function hits "End" I get the following error;
"This macro or function set to the BeforeUpdate or ValidationRule preporty for this field is preventing Microsoft Access from saving the data in the field"

Any help?

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by:mbizup
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Check the design of underlying table, looking at the properties of the field that Text1 is bound to.

Is sounds like you have set the Allow Zero Length property to "no".
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by:andyb7901
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Everything looks ok with the text box? I even created a brand new one to see if anything helped, but still same problems?
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by:mbizup
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<Everything looks ok with the text box?>

Did you check the actual field properties (not the textbox properties) in the table itself, per my previous post?
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Its not bound to any table? I am using no table?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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instead of using

 text1.setfocus
 text1.Text = ""

try just using

     me.text1=""
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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"This macro or function set to the BeforeUpdate "

Are you SURE you have this code in the *AfterUpdate()* event ??? That error typically occurs when you try to change a value in the Before Update event (which you cannot) ... and this error message implies!

Also, I highly recommend (in the AfterUpdate or elsewhere) you use:

 text1.setfocus
 text1.Text = Null

to avoid any issue with Zero Length String property set to No (as mbizup mentioned) - which it *should* be.

mx
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andyb7901,

Can we see a sample of this database?  Leave out any personal or otherwise sensitive data.  

It's entirely possible that there is code in another event or some property setting that has not been mentioned here causing this issue.
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That would be nice, eh?
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