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How can cancel a Not on List error in a combo box?

I have a combo box that has a control source called casestatus. If a value entered is not on the list and event fires. If I click ok it entered the new value in the lookup table. If I cancel I keep getting promt with the not on list error form access. How can I click cancel on adding to lookup tale and move on?
Private Sub Combo178_NotInList(NewData As String, Response As Integer)
   Dim strTmp As String
    DoCmd.setwarning = False

    'Get confirmation that this is not just a spelling error.
    strTmp = "Add '" & NewData & "' as a new Case Type?"
    If MsgBox(strTmp, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2 + vbQuestion, "Not in list") = vbYes Then
    
        'Append the NewData as a record in the Categories table.
        strTmp = "INSERT INTO tblSubLookup ( Thetext, TheDropdown) " & _
            "SELECT """ & NewData & """ AS TheText,('Case Type');"
        DBEngine(0)(0).Execute strTmp, dbFailOnError
        
        Else
                Exit Sub
    
        'Notify Access about the new record, so it requeries the combo.
        Response = acDataErrAdded
        
               
    End If

End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this

Private Sub Combo178_NotInList(NewData As String, Response As Integer)
   Dim strTmp As String
    DoCmd.setwarning = False

    'Get confirmation that this is not just a spelling error.
    strTmp = "Add '" & NewData & "' as a new Case Type?"
    If MsgBox(strTmp, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2 + vbQuestion, "Not in list") = vbYes Then
   
        'Append the NewData as a record in the Categories table.
        strTmp = "INSERT INTO tblSubLookup ( Thetext, TheDropdown) " & _
            "SELECT """ & NewData & """ AS TheText,('Case Type');"
        DBEngine(0)(0).Execute strTmp, dbFailOnError
       
        Else
 
   
        'Notify Access about the new record, so it requeries the combo.
       ' Response = acDataErrAdded
       
         Response = acDataErrContinue

        Exit Sub        
               
    End If

End Sub
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
or this one

Private Sub Combo178_NotInList(NewData As String, Response As Integer)
   Dim strTmp As String
    DoCmd.setwarning = False

    'Get confirmation that this is not just a spelling error.
    strTmp = "Add '" & NewData & "' as a new Case Type?"
    If MsgBox(strTmp, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2 + vbQuestion, "Not in list") = vbYes Then
   
        'Append the NewData as a record in the Categories table.
        strTmp = "INSERT INTO tblSubLookup ( Thetext, TheDropdown) " & _
            "SELECT """ & NewData & """ AS TheText,('Case Type');"
        DBEngine(0)(0).Execute strTmp, dbFailOnError
       
        Else
 
   
        'Notify Access about the new record, so it requeries the combo.
       ' Response = acDataErrAdded

        me.Combo178=""
         Response = acDataErrContinue

        Exit Sub        
               
    End If

End Sub
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
this is not correct
      DoCmd.setwarning = False

it should be  

       DoCmd.setwarnings  False
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
also, if you set this
 DoCmd.setwarnings  False


you must trun that to true after using it

 DoCmd.setwarnings  true

in your codes you really don't need it



Private Sub Combo178_NotInList(NewData As String, Response As Integer)
   Dim strTmp As String


    'Get confirmation that this is not just a spelling error.
    strTmp = "Add '" & NewData & "' as a new Case Type?"
    If MsgBox(strTmp, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2 + vbQuestion, "Not in list") = vbYes Then
   
        'Append the NewData as a record in the Categories table.
        strTmp = "INSERT INTO tblSubLookup ( Thetext, TheDropdown) " & _
            "SELECT """ & NewData & """ AS TheText,('Case Type');"
        DBEngine(0)(0).Execute strTmp, dbFailOnError
       
        Else
 
   
        'Notify Access about the new record, so it requeries the combo.
       ' Response = acDataErrAdded

        me.Combo178=""
         Response = acDataErrContinue

        Exit Sub        
               
    End If

End Sub

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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
No luck I tried everything.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You need to include a second response OUTSIDE the If block for your MsgBox:

If MsgBox(strTmp, vbYesNo + vbDefaultButton2 + vbQuestion, "Not in list") = vbYes Then
  <your code here>
   
   Exit Sub        
   
Else
  Response = acDataErrContinue            
End If

Also, you really don't need the "SELECT" in your insert statement. It can be written like this:

strTmp = "INSERT INTO tblSubLookup (Thetext, TheDropdown) VALUES('" & NewData & "', 'Case Type')"



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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<No luck I tried everything. >

what exactly do you mean?

this is the problem you posted
   <If I cancel I keep getting promt with the not on list error form access. How can I click cancel on adding to lookup tale and move on?>

and the codes i revised prevents the error.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Exactly what do you mean by "Cancel"? Your MsgBox shows Yes and No buttons. Do you mean you get this error when you click "No", or do you get it when you do something else?

Note also that my suggestion is the same as Cap's - i.e. including the acDataErrContinue in the Else section of your IF msgBox block. I just couldn't read it, with the indentations of the code block. Only change I'd make would be to remove the "Exit Sub" from that block, since it's meaningless (and could cause unexpected results). Your logic flow will take you to the End Sub statement eventually, so unless you have a specific reason to use "Exit Sub", it's best to remove it.
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
The error I receive after clicking NO is the following. "The text you entered isn't an item in the list" "Select an item in the list or select an item in the list. I think it is because the the limit to list property is yes. If I select no on this property the not in list event will not fire.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
If you set a Breakpoint on this line:

Response = acDataErrcontinue

Do you actually get to that line?

You might also try commenting out this line:

me.Combo178=""

or replace it with this:

Me.Combo178.Undo
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
seanlhall,

post the codes that YOU are using..
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
Here is a test file. It will produce the same error. open frmsubject. NotinList.mdb
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
If you want to type in a case type that you dont want to save in the lookup table it is not possible.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
test this and post your comment
NotinList.mdb
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
When I type something that is not on the list, i get the popup to add it or not. If I chose no it clears the box. I want to click no and move on storing the value in the control source case status and not store it in the lookup table.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
then why not just set the limit to list property to NO.
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
I am going to use what you sent. If the user does not like what they have added to the lookup table they can just remove it later. Clearing the combo forces them to select a value from the list or adding on to it with out getting the error. Thanks.
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seanlhallAuthor Commented:
If I did that the Not on List Event does no work.
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