Creating a History Field in Microsoft Access 2007

Hi

I am trying to create a history field to record all actions typed in the notes field of my form.

When you type any data in the notes field and click the save button, the data in the notes section is copied to history field, and any data in the notes field is removed. To do this i am using the following code:

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To update the History field with the data from the Notes field.
Private Sub txtSatNavNotes_AfterUpdate()

     If Me.txtSatNavHistory = "" Then
        Me.txtSatNavHistory = Me.txtSatNavHistory & Me.txtSatNavNotes
    Else
        Me.txtSatNavHistory = Me.txtSatNavHistory & vbNewLine & Me.txtSatNavNotes
    End If

End Sub

When i click my Save button, it clears the Notes field:

Me.txtSatNavNotes = ""
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The issue i have is that the history field in the underlying table is not being populated with the data that is being copied to the history field that is on the form, even though it is showing when you load the form.

What am i doing wrong?

I hope this makes sense.
kind regards
DGI
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Helen FeddemaCommented:
What does the Save button do?  There might be a timing issue here.  Make sure you don't clear the Notes textbox before saving.  Save first.
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Helen FeddemaCommented:
Also, use Nz() to check for nulls.  "" is not the same as a Null field:

If Nz(Me![txtSatZNavHistory].Value) <> "" Then

This will cover both Nulls and empty strings in the field.
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPCommented:
My try this:

Private Sub txtSatNavNotes_AfterUpdate()

     If Me.txtSatNavHistory = "" Then
        Me.txtSatNavHistory = Me.txtSatNavNotes
    Else
        Me.txtSatNavHistory = Me.txtSatNavHistory & vbNewLine & Me.txtSatNavNotes
    End If

End Sub

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I have fioudn inthe 15+ years working with Acess that  your method can lead to dfata loss.

I find it much better to  save each new notes as a separate record. This has many advantages. For example I use a separate date/time field. This allows the notes to be sorted and filtered.

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IammeCommented:
A question, is "Me.txtSatNavHistory" a textbox?...
you should use "Me.txtSatNavHistory.TEXT" instead
of "Me.txtSatNavHistory"
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dgi001Author Commented:
Hi Capricorn

I have looked at the Column History but i cant get it to work.

My table tblSimDetails has a column called SIMNotes, memo data type and append only set to yes.

I have a form called frmSimDetails where i am trying to copy the data from the txtSimNotes field to the txtSIMHistory field by making the txtSIMHistory control source set to:

=ColumnHistory([RecordSource],"txtSIMNotes","[txtSIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0)).

When i load the form, the txtSIMHistory reads #error.

Am i being stupid in that the [RecordSource] shoudl be the name of the table or form? I did but those details in but that didnt work either.

What am i doing wrong?

Kind regards
DGI
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
what is the Record Source of the form?
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dgi001Author Commented:
tblSimDetails
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
tblSimDetails  
fields  
SIMNoID     > is this Number Data Type or Text?
SIMNotes   > Memo


try this


=ColumnHistory([RecordSource],"SIMNotes","[SIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0))
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dgi001Author Commented:
SimNoID is an autoNumber data type

I tried what you suggested and still comes up with #error.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
how about this

=ColumnHistory("tblSimDetails","SIMNotes","[SIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0))
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dgi001Author Commented:
Hi

I dont know what is stopping this from working on all my forms as i have created a test database from scratch and it works using =ColumnHistory([RecordSource],"SIMNotes","[SIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0)).

I wonder if some code or other settning is preventing this from working? i am not quite sure what to do next, except rebuild my forms?

regards
DGI
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dgi001Author Commented:
I have imported all my tables, forms and modules into a new database and this now works?????

Does this mean that my database is corrupt or because its Micrsoft?

kind regards
DGI
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
your form could be corrupted :-(  

try this,

delete the  =ColumnHistory([RecordSource],"SIMNotes","[SIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0))

from the  Control Source of the textbox

save the form

do this

Tools >Database utilities > compact and repair database


* do a decompile
   see this link
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/decompile.htm

* after that,
* open the VBA window and do
     Debug > Compile
     correct any errors raised

* do a compact and repair


Now go back to the form and add to the Control Source  of the textbox

=ColumnHistory([RecordSource],"SIMNotes","[SIMNoID]=" & Nz([txtSIMNoID],0))


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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
oops, cross posting... :-)
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dgi001Author Commented:
I will do this over the weekend and get back to you.
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dgi001Author Commented:
If i ignore the fact that my database was corrupt, and i have now resolved this, this suggestion resolved the my request.

Thanks to all who replied.
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