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What is the best way to enter data into a SQL 3.5 database?

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Hello Experts.

What is the best way to enter data into a database while being extremely user friendly and not making the form look "cluttered"?

1) Userform, that after a button click completes the insert command or
2) Use the DataGrid Table.  This seems a little confusing for users that don't work with tables all the time.
3) Other Option??

Mike
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That depends allot!
Datagrids are very flexible to update some values (like amounts in a list) or to insert items(like code + value). In this case the user also can check the inserted/updated items and change something. Is not good if you have more then 4 or 5 fields.
Userforms are good to more complex information where you have more fields or other controls like radio/check buttons, datetimepickers, etc. In this case you insert/update the record and you don't see the other records. You have to decide according with your application.
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That is what I thought.  Is it then possible to have one 1 column unlocked on the datagrid that the user can click on to either select yes or no to reconcile transactions in a check register.  I don't want the user to be able to change values in the grid as they might select the wrong entry, but I want them to be able to quickly reconcile the transactions from their statement.

Does that make sense?

Mike
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