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I have a form where the user can press the edit button and will allow the user to edit the curretn record.

The user needs to press SAVE to save the changes. At that time in the code allowedits is set back to False BUT the records are still editable.

Can anybody help?
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Question by:linder76
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by:rockiroads
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dont know if redrawing the screen helps here eg  me.repaint  I would of thought it would be affected straight away though
have u disabled adds also?


when saving, how do you do it. do u have your own code? eg if me.dirty then me.dirty = false

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Please post the 'Save' code.
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by:MNelson831
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Create this function and then call it before and after the record is edited and saved:

Public Function fnLockControls(stFormName As String, ynState As Boolean)
On Error Resume Next

Dim oControl As Object

For Each oControl In Forms(stFormName).Controls
         'Loop through the controls and set the value of the locked property
         Forms(stDocName).Controls(oControl.Name).Locked = ynState
      Next

End Function


Call the function like this to lock controls on the current form:

fnLockControls(Me.Name, True)

To unlock on the current form:

fnLockControls(Me.Name, False)

To lock on a different form:

fnLockControls("SomeOtherFormname", True)

To unlock on a different form:

fnLockControls("SomeOtherFormName",False)
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by:linder76
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The save code is basically uploading the data to the web then:
docmd.save
me.allowedits = false
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by:peter57r
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"docmd.save" does not save the record, it saves the form design.
Use
 me.dirty = false



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by:rockiroads
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ah, nice food, just had my supper!

linder76, to do a save, use dirty like I showed in my first post. Pete has also shown you to use that. Me.dirty is true if changes have been made to the form, Me.Dirty = false forces a save
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by:rockiroads
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right, back again

Im wondering if you disable adds and then set DataEntry to No

at what stage do you allow editing? Do you toggle between editing and non editing? DataEntry will cause an issue otherwise
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by:rockiroads
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ok, just did a test. Created two buttons to see what affect DataEntry has, none really. It was set to False but still allows editing when AllowEdits switched on
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by:MNelson831
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Alternately, you could lock each control manually and individually:

With me
     .MyControlName1.locked = true
     .MyControlName2.locked = true
     .MyControlName3.locked = true
     .MyControlName4.locked = true
End with


Or you could add the specific control name to the function above:

Public Function fnLockControls(stFormName As String, stControlName as string, ynState As Boolean)

Forms(stFormName).Controls(stControlName).Locked = ynState

End Function



And then call it for each control:

fnLockControl(Me.Name, MyControlName, True)

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by:linder76
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Sorry here is the complete code....I type the wrong save function it shows the real one
I made a button where once it clicked on with turn off allow edits but here in the code the allow edits isnt' working. I hope this helps.

Dim cnMyCompany As ADODB.Connection

Dim rs_tblCM_WP_WEB As ADODB.Recordset

Dim rs_tblCM_WP As Recordset

Dim IntRecordCount As Integer, I As Integer

Dim DB As Database

    

Set DB = CurrentDb

Set cnABOMS = New ADODB.Connection

Set rs_tblCM_WP = DB.OpenRecordset("tbl_CM_WP")
 

On Error GoTo Err_cmdUpload_Click
 

DoCmd.Hourglass True
 

With cnMyCompany

.ConnectionString = "Provider=MSDataShape.1;Persist Security Info=True;Data Source=""& _

"User ID="";Password="";Initial Catalog="";Data Provider=SQLOLEDB.1"

.ConnectionTimeout = 10

.Open

End With
 

    Set rs_tblCM_WP_WEB = New ADODB.Recordset

    

        With rs_tblCM_WP_WEB

        .CursorType = adOpenDynamic

        .CursorLocation = adUseClient

        .LockType = adLockOptimistic

        .Open "tbl_CM_WP", cnMyCompany

    

    End With

    

    DoCmd.DoMenuItem acFormBar, acRecordsMenu, acSaveRecord, , acMenuVer70

    

    

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!COMST_OpenDate = rs_tblCM_WP!COMST_OpenDate

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!COMST_CloseDate = rs_tblCM_WP!COMST_CloseDate

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!COMST_Fee = rs_tblCM_WP!COMST_Fee

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!COMST_Year = rs_tblCM_WP!COMST_Year

            

       rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_App_OpenDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_App_OpenDate

       rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_App_CloseDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_App_CloseDate

       rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_App_Fee = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_App_Fee

    

           rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_Schedule_OpenDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_Schedule_OpenDate

           rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_Schedule_CloseDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_Schedule_CloseDate

    

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_Exam_OpenDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_Exam_OpenDate

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB!Recert_Exam_CloseDate = rs_tblCM_WP!Recert_Exam_CloseDate
 

   rs_tblCM_WP_WEB.Update

                    

    Me.txt_Updated.Value = Now()
 

  Me.AllowEdits = False*******here is where I put the allowedit back to false

 

    Me.Refresh

    

    Me.lblEdit.Visible = False
 
 
 

    DoEvents
 
 

MsgBox "Parameters Uploaded", vbExclamation, "CM Parameters Uploaded"
 

Me.cmdClose.SetFocus
 
 

DoCmd.Hourglass False
 

intStop = False
 

Exit_cmdUpload_Click:

    Exit Sub
 

Err_cmdUpload_Click:

    MsgBox Err.Description

    Resume Exit_cmdUpload_Click

End Sub

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by:linder76
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You guys gave me an idea .... I put in the code me.dataentry = false then the me.allowedits=false...and it worked but another error has occurred whihc I need help on but will post that later in a new question.
So Thanks for your hard work...am going to split the points.
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