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I need help raising an error event after i do a dlookup on a field to check if the value is already in the table.  i ca't raise event and force it to go to form error.
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Question by:Shen
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Not quite sure what you are after, but I suppose you could define you own Error constant then use the Err.Raise method of the Err object - see VBA Help for details.  You can't control what is generated by the Form Error event per se ... and not specific error is generated by DLookup().

mx
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by:peter57r
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It sounds like you have some error handling in place so it's difficult to know what a relevant response is but you can do stuff like this..

Private Sub Form_Error(DataErr As Integer, Response As Integer)    ' extracted from help
    Const conDuplicateKey = 3022
    Dim strMsg As String
 
    If DataErr = conDuplicateKey Then
        Response = acDataErrContinue
        strMsg = "Each employee record must have a unique " _
            & "employee ID number. Please recheck your data."
        MsgBox strMsg
    End If
End Sub


Private Sub ID_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)  

If IsNull(DLookup("ID", "Employeesb", "ID= " & Me.  ID)) Then
'do nothing, new number ok
Else
' call the Form error handler
Form_Error 3022, 0
End If

End Sub
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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Perhaps I am missing something, ...or not understanding something...
But you don't really have to "Raise" and error to see if a value exists.

Just use Pete's code like so:
If IsNull(DLookup("ID", "Employees", "ID= " & Me.ID)) Then
'do nothing, new number ok
Else
msgbox "The number exists already."
exit sub
End If

You can set a Public Variable in the code as well, if you need to "keep" a flag for the error...

JeffCoachman
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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...Thanks, but actually you should split the points with Pete.

I just "ganked" his code and used it in a slightly different manner.

Please click the Request Attention link and ask that the points be split instead.

;-)

Jeff
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