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Saving records on a subform from a parent

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I have a parent form (frmParent) that has a subform embedded in it (frmSub).  I would like to create a Save command on the parent that will save the records on the sub as if it was actually on the subform.  I am having a problem with the context.  I am using Forms!frmParent!frmSub.DoCmd.Save but get an error.  Is there something more to this?  ~ Thanks
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by:tbsgadi
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Hi marku24,

As soon as you go from the subform to the main form the records are automatically saved.

Gary
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by:thenelson
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DoCmd.Save acForm, "frmSub"
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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tn,

Doesn't that just save the Object?
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by:marku24
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That didn't work.  It's telling me the object isn't open so I used the full location of "Forms!frmParent!frmSub" but it still says it's not open when I am sure it is open.  
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thenelson earned 500 total points
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Try:
Me.frmSub.Form.Dirty = False
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by:marku24
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Thanks - Doesn't that just mark the form as "not dirty".  Does it also save the form?
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by:thenelson
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It forces the save - otherwise the form would still be "dirty".
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by:marku24
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Interesting.  It seemed to have work.  Thanks
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Let's go back to the beginning...

As tbsgadi stated, the records in the subform get saved when you navigate to another record, close the form or the form loses the Focus.
So first can you tell us why you want to save the record manually, when they are saved automatically by default?

<Me.frmSub.Form.Dirty = False>
As thenelson posted, this does save the *record*.
Then you asked:
<Does it also save the form?>
Now you want to save the *Form* itself *AND* the *record*?

Saving the Form itself and saving the records are two different things.
Furthermore just doing data entry in a form/subform, does not change the form itself (does not change the forms Design), Thus, saving the form is not even applicable here.
So, again, I do not understand exactly what you are asking for?

For the record, can you clearly state What your ultuimate goal here is, and Why?

Thanks

JeffCoachman
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by:marku24
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From a parent I have data being entered on a subform based on certain options being selected from the parent.  When the data would write into the subform it would remain in "edit" mode and show the pencil on the left have side of the record.  If I click on a SAVE button within the subform the record would be committed and saved.  I don't want to manually click on that button.  I want to trigger the save and commit the record from the parent.  If I try and scroll through the parent records while the sub is still in edit mode, the parent and sub become out of sync.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OK,

If you have a solution that works now, then roll with it.
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by:thenelson
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You're welcome.  Glad to help and thank you very much for the points with "A" grade!

Happy Computing!

Nelson
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