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Access doesn't recognize field contents

Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I created a form (via the wizard) that uses a query that pulls data from two tables (Staff and TimeSheets) interrelated by a StaffID field.  I get an error when trying to add a new record to the TimeSheets table.  The message states: The field TimeSheets.StaffID cannot contain a Null value because the required property for this field is set to True.  I can see the value in the field for TimeSheets.StaffID and it isnt Null; all the data is clearly visible on the form.  The StaffID used, is kept in a hidden field on another form thats open when this form displays the data.  

What is wrong and what am I overlooking?  Thank you.
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