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autofill field 1 with "Yes" if date field not null

Posted on 2009-04-05
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There are two fields: Orientation Yes/No (but I'm using TEXT not a check box) and Orientation DAte.  The default value for Orientation is "No".  How can I have that automatically change to "Yes" if a date is entered in the Orientation date field?  The client would like most viewers to see only Yes/No.  THanks.
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so is this on the entry of a date? if so then use the afterupdate event. this is triggered each time you change the value

find your date in form design, look at its properties, go to events tab then click on the button for afterupdate then select code builder
say your control was called orientation_date and orientation (which you say is text so you want either yes or no displayed)


private sub orientation_date_afterupdate()

    'Check if date entered, if so set to yes
    if nz(me.orientation_date,"") <> "" then
        me.orientation = "Yes"
    else
        me.orientation = "No"
    end if
end sub

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by:schneider_ks
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Excellent, Thanks so much
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by:rockiroads
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No probs.

fyi, not telling you to do this, just some advice from me

You know, its probably better to use a yesno control. You can always use code to display YesNo on a label perhaps. Say u had a label called lblYesNo, you set the text of it by using the Caption property

lblYesNo.Caption = "Yes"

Other thing is its recommended not to store calculated fields in a db. Given a date field, you can always determine this yesno either in a query or a form (like using
the label example)
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