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Posted on 2011-03-10
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I have form with a subform set to continuous mode.  I have a second form that is a search form that the user uses to search and the searched number is stored in txtSearchNum.  This number is used to populate a row in the database.  The code below works as long as the new record does not have the focus.  If the focus is in the new record the program stops at the line RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew.  Is there a way to check to see if the focus is in the new record so I can prevent this line from executing?

    If Not IsNull(Me.txtSearchNum) Then
        Me!Child808.SetFocus
        RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
        Me!Child808!cmbJob = Me.txtSearchNum
    End If
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Question by:threeieng
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LVL 75
ID: 35103497

Sure ... like so:

    If Not IsNull(Me.txtSearchNum) Then
        Me!Child808.SetFocus
       If Me.NewRecord = False Then RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew
        Me!Child808!cmbJob = Me.txtSearchNum
    End If

mx
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by:threeieng
ID: 35103743
When I tested the supplied statement it doesn't work.  My subform displays 8 records.  If the focus is in the new record it works like I want.  If the focus is in one of the 8 records, it just replaces that record.  I need the focus to shift to the new record before the update.

Thanks,
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LVL 75
ID: 35103834
"Is there a way to check to see if the focus is in the new record"

Yes ... by using the NewRecord property of the Form to test if you are at the New Record position.  The reason you get the error is because you are at the New Record position ... and the DoCmd fails for that reason.

"before the update.'
What update are you referring to ?

mx
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by:threeieng
ID: 35104040
Me.NewRecord is True no matter if the focus is in the new record or in an existing record.
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LVL 75
ID: 35106194
Sorry ... but that's not really possible.  Something else is going on ...

mx
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LVL 85
ID: 35107767
What type of Control is "Child808"? Is is a Combo, Texbox, Subform, etc etc
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by:threeieng
ID: 35107830
It is a subform.
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LVL 85
ID: 35107958
Try setting focus to the Subform, then to a CONTROL on that subform. For example, your subform contains a control named "cmbJob". Set the focus to that control:

Me!Child808.Form.SetFocus
Me!Child808.Form.cmbJob.SetFocus

If Me.NewRecord = False Then RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew

Note also that you should refer to controls on your subform like this:

Me!Child808.FORM.cmbJob = Me.txtSearchNum

"Child808" is the name of your Subform CONTROL. That control contains a SourceObject (which is a Form), and you must refer to that Form in order to work with the Controls and such on that form.


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by:threeieng
ID: 35108505
When I add Form to the .SetFocus I get an error that says "There is an invalid method in an expression."
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LVL 75
ID: 35109772
A variation on what LSM posted


Me!Child808.SetFocus  ' ** changed this

Me!Child808.Form.cmbJob.SetFocus

If Me.NewRecord = False Then RunCommand acCmdRecordsGoToNew

Note also that you should refer to controls on your subform like this:

Me!Child808.FORM.cmbJob = Me.txtSearchNum
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by:threeieng
ID: 35127850
Same as before.
"Me.NewRecord is True no matter if the focus is in the new record or in an existing record."
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ID: 35129899
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mx
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threeieng earned 0 total points
ID: 35130577
I figured out a way to accomplish what I wanted.  I simply read the value from the combo box and store it to a temporary variable.  If the temp value is null then I move to the new record.  Works just fine.

Thanks for all the input.
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by:threeieng
ID: 35170933
Accepted own solution because other solutions did not work.
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