Solved

Real time form.

Posted on 2011-03-24
2
326 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a form that looks something like this:
Start Time  Stop Time      Status Code      Incident      Incident Title
12:00           1:00                             E                         34          Standby

I need to have that form automatically go to the next line and start another line with the same format. I couldnt draw the lines,  but it should be a table format. So when they tab at the end it will start another row automatically with date/time format and all the other columns.
0
Comment
Question by:gigifarrow
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
ID: 35209053
Generally you do this by capturing the values in module-level variables. For example, in the General Declarations section of your FORM, add these variables:

Private mdStartTime As Date
Private mdStopTime As Date
Private msStatusCode As String
etc etc

Now capture the values in the Form's BeforeUpdate event:

Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
  mdStartTime = Me.[Start Time]
  msStatusCode = me.[Status Code]
End Sub

Now, in the Current event ofy our form, check for a NewRecord and if found, add those values;

Sub Form_Current()
  If Me.NewRecord Then
    Me.[Status Code]= msStatusCode
    Me.[Start Time] = mdStartTime
  End If
End Sub

Obviously you'd have to change the names of your controls and such based on your project, and you'd have to add the other variables to handle all the items you need.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gigifarrow
ID: 35212354
the information wasnt that clear
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
With Microsoft Access, learn how to specify relationships between tables and set various options on the relationship. Add the tables: Create the relationship: Decide if you’re going to set referential integrity: Decide if you want cascade upda…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question