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Access 2007 Two controls will not save to the record source.

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I have set the DataEntry property to YES.
I have set the recordsource for the form to the correct table. All controls show the same table.
Two controls-both of which are calculated fields, will not save to the table. I have gotten them to save once but something changed and now they will not save.
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Calculated controls do not automatically save to your table.

Generally not recommended to save calculated values, but if you really need to then you will need to set the values in the Form Before update event.

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You can do that like this (EXAMPLE)

Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate (Cancel As Integer)
    Me![Field1] = Me.txtCalcValue1
    Me![Field2] = Me.txtCalcValue2
    Me![Field3] = Me.txtCalcValue3
      ' and so on
End Sub
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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But please note what MX mentioned above:

    "Generally not recommended to save calculated values,"

So even though this is possible, it is not recommended in most cases.

So can you take a step back and first explain the nature of these calculations, and explain why you feel that they should be "Stored"?

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by:CindyDD
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Only one of them is important to save. It is a calculation showing the week of the year the purchase is made on. This is for forcasting sales etc.
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They want to be able to look at sales in a particular week of one year compared to the same week in other years.
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Do you need additional help then with the Before Update event ?

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"a calculation showing the week of the year the purchase is made on"

As far as I can see, this data does not have to be stored, it can be "Derived" form the table data.
You can pull the "Week" out of the date.

If you store this data, and then the date changes, you will have to create a system to "re-store" the data.
By using a query to display the Week, none of this is required.
SELECT YourTable.TheDate, DatePart("ww",[TheDate]) AS TheWeek
FROM YourTable;

Am I missing something here?

JeffCoachman
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by:CindyDD
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Not exactly what I was looking for, but it works.
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ok
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