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Find and Replace not working on a form within DataSheet view

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I have a form that displays several fields using a Datasheet view.

If I change something manually everything - no problem.  However, if I use the Find & Replace function, I can see everything change as it should on the screen, but when I reload the form - the changes have not been stored.

Any ideas (it's confused the heck out of me)?
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Question by:Andy Brown
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by:GRayL
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If you examine your table more closely you will probably find you have set an index on the field you are updating and when you re-open the form, if you scroll long enough you will find your edited records.
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I have a table with over 15000 records and only three values in the first field, indexed and copies allowed.  I changed 3 records, closed the form, reopened and the 'changed' fields seemed to have disappeared.  However after scrolling to the bottom of that particular value I found the three records I had changed using the Replace tool.
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by:Andy Brown
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Thanks for your response on this, but that isn't it.  I have setup some test records that I always check and it's definately not working (with the Find & Replace function).  I have found via Google, that this is a known issue - but have yet to find a solution.

I am probably going to write a work-around unless someone comes up with a genius idea.

Thanks again.
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by:Andy Brown
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In the end I simply created used query and modified the task bar to limit control.

This worked perfectly - thank again for your help on this.
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by:GRayL
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Thanks, wish I had helped ;-)
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