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MS Access 2007: Shortcut to make the required field 'yes"

Dear experts:

In MS Access, when I entered a new data type, the "required" field is by default set at NO.

Is there a shortcut to change it to "Yes"?

Thanks!
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Jeffrey Coachman

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Jeffrey Coachman

But seriously, No, there is no short-cut key to change the Required Property to Yes.

You have to do it manually.

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)

There really SHOULD be a short cut to jump to the field property sheet !!!

mx
Jeffrey Coachman

FWIW

The F7 function key will toggle you from the Field names and datatypes (Top part of the Design View screen), the the "Field Properties" (The botton section)
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)

?  F7 doesn't do anything on my system.

btw ... when I posted last night - there were no other posts.  But come to think of it, I was trying some things before I hit submit.  Guess you were up LATE !!!

mx
Jeffrey Coachman

Yeah,

I stay up late, (4 am), sleep for 4 hrs, wake up at 8 and work from 8:30-4:30, home a 5pm, dinner and sleep from 6pm to 10 pm, again

So I still get 8 Hrs of sleep every 24 hrs.

Jeff
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)

Quite the schedule!
So, about the F7.  what exactly is it supposed to do?

mx
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Jeffrey Coachman

OOOPS, I meant the F6 Function key!
:-O

Perhaps I *should* get a better sleep pattern?
:-)

LOL

Jeff
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)

Damn ... I tried EVERY key and Ctrl and Shift and Alt ... don't know how I missed that!!!

So, in that case - xx - the answer to " Is there a shortcut to change it to "Yes"? .... is YES, as follows:

1) From then new field (either Field Name or Data Type), hit F6
2) Tab 7 times - into the Required property.
3) Type a 'Y' then Enter

done !!!

mx