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update parent form record from subform, without saving subform record

GordonPrince asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
In an Access 2003 project I've got a subform that pop-ups up an input box and asks the user to type in a reason for updating the subform's field. I want to save what the user types in a "history of updates" field on the parent form. Everything is updating properly, but sometimes if the user keeps working in the subform, on the same record, an edit conflict error can occur that "someone else has edited the parent form record" and the change I prompted the user for can be lost.

Is there a way to force the parent form's record to be saved without leaving the subform's record (which would save it) using VBA?
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