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Hi,
See code below.
This was a very helpful response I got to an earlier query.
It prevents the user from changing data unless it is a new record.

Unfortunately, it is also preventing the user from filtering and or sorting this data.
Is it possible to prevent change but allow filter (preferably by using something similar to the code below?

Sub Form_Current()
  Me.YourControl.Enabled = Me.NewRecord
  Me.YourControl.Locked = Not Me.NewRecord
End Sub

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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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Sub Form_Current()
  '  Me.YourControl.Enabled = Me.NewRecord     ' take this out - Enable the Control ... then just Lock it.
  Me.YourControl.Locked = Not Me.NewRecord
End Sub

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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Sorry databaseMX,

I should have mentioned..

I need to be able to enter data for NEW records - therefore I cannot lock the control.

Background: I am setting up a supplier table.  I need to be able to add supplier codes.  However, once they are added they cannot be changed.  I do not want to use auto numbering.

When I open a continuous form of 1,000 suppliers I want to be able to filter on these codes (but NOT change them).
 
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Are you talking about using the built in Right Click Sort / Filter options - on that Text box ?

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP) earned 2000 total points
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"I need to be able to enter data for NEW records - therefore I cannot lock the control."

Well .. your original code still handles that

Sub Form_Current()
  '  Me.YourControl.Enabled = Me.NewRecord     ' take this out - Enable the Control ... then just Lock it.
  Me.YourControl.Locked = Not Me.NewRecord
End Sub

Not sure I see where the issues is ... ?  As long as the control is always Enabled, you can click into or over it ... and Right Click and Filter / Sort ...

mx
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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All works fine now.

I am not 100% sure why but I will figure that out tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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