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Access 2007 tab control

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My OS win exp prof.  I have a Form and I am trying to move from a field to another field of my choice.  But in the design mode where is the tab control where u can move the controls in what order they fire.  Thanks.
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by:Flyster
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Right click your field and select properties. Under the Other Tab you'll find Tab Index. Enter 0 for the first field you want focus on. Make sure tab stop is marked Yes.

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Just to be more specific, enter 0 for the first field you want focus on, 1 for the second, 2 for the third and so on. If you don't want a field to be tabbed on, set tab stop to no.
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by:jegajothy
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But I am unable to click on the row to drage to the order that I want.  Is it because the 3 fields that i hae are combo boxes.  OR what is the vb code that I could insert on the On Exit command. thanks.
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by:Flyster
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If you're in design mode, you should be able to right-click on the combo box to get to the properties. If you can get to the On Exit property, you should be able to get to tab index. If not, the VBA on exit command would be "me.NameOfNextField.SetFocus" (without quotes).
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by:jegajothy
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In reply to Flyster, I tried the me syntax, but it did not work.  I tabbed from the Zip field to go to the city field.  But it did nothin.  I had put the code in the Exit of the City field, which is a combo box.

Here is the code :
Private Sub ZipCode_Exit(Cancel As Integer)
    Me.City.SetFocus
End Sub

thanks.
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by:Flyster
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Can you provide a clean copy of your db, or a screen shot of your property field. What version of Access are you using?  Make sure the name of your combo box is "City" and not "Combo X" I'm not too familiar with any version before 2003, but as of 2003 tab index is found in the Other tab of properties.
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by:Flyster
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If you're tabbing from the Zip field to the City field, the code should go in the Zip on exit. If you have it in City, when you exit City the code will just set focus back on city.
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by:jegajothy
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To Flyster, my Access is 2007.  It has been a very long since I have used it and everything seems so different.  If I zip the file and send it could u please take a look.  Also there is another area is the combo box.  I am trying to fix it but have failed.  What I want to do is if data is not in the table, then to add the new data.  I was trying the code but have not got anywhere. thanks.
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by:Flyster
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I won't be able to look at it until later tonight. I'm at work and they only have Access 2003. If you were able to get to the event tab to select the on exit event, the "Other" tab is just to the right of that. That's where you will find the Tab Index setting.
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I found your db in your other post. I changed the tab order on the main form (FORM MAIN NOV 26 - tblZipcodeCity and County) Let me know if this is what you were looking for.
HBF-Modified-ambit-energy-s-BGE-.accdb
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Excellent solution. Well done. Thank u
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by:jegajothy
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To Flyster, How did u do it?  When I right clicked on the first field, but I could not click on the tab order fields. And that was where I was stuck. Thanks.
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Here's a screen shot of what you should be looking for.
TabIndex.JPG
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Thank u for the time u took and My apologies for being such a novice.  Never realized that we had to go there as the older versions acted better.
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