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Posted on 2011-03-25
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Every time I change a form's recordsource -- the form resets to Allow Additions = true

Why does this happen? When I go into design view Allow Additions = false
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Question by:Eileen Murphy
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"When I go into design view Allow Additions = false"
Sorry I'm confused. Then where do you see True ?

mx
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by:Dale Fye
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I've never encountered that.

Are you seeing this because you are displaying the navigation buttons?  What indication are you getting on the form that the AllowAdditions is true?

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by:Eileen Murphy
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I have a frame  control with options for the user to choose the recordsource (a query against the same table with different criteria) -- and it works great, except that when they make a change, there is suddenly a new record line in the continuous form. In design view the Allow Additions setting is False. I don't have code making a change to it either.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 668 total points
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In general, from a performance standpoint, you would be better of not changing the Form Recordsource, instead resetting the Form Filter with your option buttons - against the same recordsource

Me.Filter = <SomeCriteria>
Me.Filter=True

However ... for the moment, try - in your option group adding:

Me.AllowAdditions = False

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by:Dale Fye
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If it is the same query, why are you changing the recordsource?  Instead, just use the Filter property of the form.

Private Sub og_FilterCriteria_AfterUpdate()

    if me.og_FilterCriteria = 0 then
        me.Filter = ""
        me.FilterOn = False
    Elseif me.og_FilterCriteria = 1 then
        me.Filter = "[Field1] = 'Some value'"
        me.FilterOn = True
    Elseif me.og_FilterCriteria = 2 then
         me.Filter = "[Field1] Like '*SomeValue*'"
         me.FilterOn = true
    End if

End Sub
     
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I hate it when he does that!
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by:Eileen Murphy
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I can use a filter ----  but some of the criteria was hairy -- so I thought it'd be easier this way instead of a bunch of ands and ors, etc....

I still don't see how it's happening though...

I hate when it does that too!
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Does seem odd.
But I would fly with the filter approach if possible.

Each time you change the Form's Recordsource, Access has to re-bind all the bound controls, as well as other overhead.   Filter is the elegant way.  But I know what you are saying about hairy criteria!

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<I can use a filter ----  but some of the criteria was hairy -- so I thought it'd be easier this way instead of a bunch of ands and ors, etc....>

Sounds to me like a candidate for Query by Form(QBF). The following website have a good example of QBF. It is a bit hairy if you are new to vba and sql but w can guide you through.

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by:Eileen Murphy
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I didn't see a link to the website??
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Stick with the Filter :-)

mx
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by:Sheils
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Opps! A little bit absent minded, still early in the morning. There it is:

http://www.fontstuff.com/access/acctut18.htm

Whether you use it or not should depend on the complexity of your query.
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Thanks, as always!
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