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troubleshooting Question

Validate Subrecord Count Before Inserting Master

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DerryLyons asked on
Microsoft Access
12 Comments1 Solution276 ViewsLast Modified:
This is probably straightforward, but I must be missing something.

 * Master form (one record per school) to enter test data (bound to a school location code)
 * Combo drop-down box shows schools without scores (OnCurrent runs a Requery to repopulate the combo box after each new record)
 * After choosing school, Sub form to enter test types/scores

User enters new master record, chooses the school, then skips entering the test scores on the subform. Since the master record exists, moving to a new record (requery) correctly drops it from the combo box, and the user asks "how come I can't see school xx?"  (Sometimes error trapping is better than constant reminders.)

THE QUESTION... which form action is appropriate to validate that there are sub-records before moving to the next master record? (Code is below, and logic works, just can't get the order right...) Since the user can bounce between master and subform, I really want to catch it when they move to a new master record.


Dim subreccount As Integer
    subreccount = Forms!Workspace![Workspace subform].Form.RecordsetClone.RecordCount
    If (subreccount = 0) Then
      MsgBox ("Please choose a different school or paste the P223 data")
    End If