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Access VBA - Using Allowedits

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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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

Please post the 'Save' code.
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

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:

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linder76Author Commented:
The save code is basically uploading the data to the web then:
me.allowedits = false
"docmd.save" does not save the record, it saves the form design.
 me.dirty = false

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
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
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
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)

linder76Author Commented:
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
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
    Me.txt_Updated.Value = Now()
  Me.AllowEdits = False*******here is where I put the allowedit back to false
    Me.lblEdit.Visible = False
MsgBox "Parameters Uploaded", vbExclamation, "CM Parameters Uploaded"
DoCmd.Hourglass False
intStop = False
    Exit Sub
    MsgBox Err.Description
    Resume Exit_cmdUpload_Click
End Sub

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linder76Author Commented:
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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