Tabbed sheets

Within my form.  I have 5 tabbed pages or sheets.  I need them set up so that I can type information on them each time I go into that record.  The sheets are not allowing me to type any data on them.  I can I change that so that I can type data on to each sheet when needed.
Terrell37iAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
danishaniCommented:
Oh well, you cant change it, but you can make it Transperant (Back Style), so it will adapt the color of the MainForm grid. If you wan to go for a workaround , see below thread;

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/259386/changing-tab-control-color

HTH,
Daniel
0
 
peter57rCommented:
Is each tab showing a different subform?

Or have you tried to to create a query from multiple tables and use it as the form's recordsource - if so, it almost certainly won't work. (In other words- are you trying to use one form to enter data into several tables?)
0
 
danishaniCommented:
You might check this thread below out on how to create Tabbed Form;
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/using-the-tab-control-on-a-form-HA001230049.aspx

Do you get any error messages?
How are your Form settings? AllowEdits or RecordLocks?

HTH,
Daniel
0
Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

 
dqmqCommented:
Normally, you can type on any sheet after clicking on it.  I can only guess why you are locked out.  My first thought is to check the disabled property of the tab (page).  Can you upload the database or otherwise elaborate on your symptoms.
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
I have one form and within that form I have a subform with 4 tabs on it.  Each tab is listed on one table.  The data that I put in those areas I want to got to the table so that i can view it or pull it back up for reporting purpose.
0
 
LarkwoodCommented:
Is there a relationship developed between your form and your subform?
0
 
GlobaLevelProgrammerCommented:
can you post some code..?  
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Is the table from the MainForm linked to the Suform Table?

HTH,
Daniel
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
no.  it is not linked?  How do I link it.   I do not have any code associated with it either.  I am a beginier at all this.  So far eveything from my form goes into the desired table fine whne I enter it in my form but not that I had to add the tabbed sheets I am running into the problem where I cant type on them at all.
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Can you by change post your Database, so I can take a look at it?

Thanks,
Daniel
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
I took the tabbed form out and entered my original subform back in.  The problem that I am having now is when I enter information inthe subform it goes on the next line of the combination data table.  I need all the informtion to be on the same line when entering.  If you look in the combo data table you can see what I am talking about.  Everything else works great.  If I can get all the information entered to hit the same lines in the combo data table I will be finish with that part and can move on to the reports.  Can this be fixed?
CRMDatabase-final04-27-111111.accdb
0
 
dqmqCommented:
>I need all the informtion to be on the same line when entering.

I don't know what you mean by "the same line".

But, your Form's On Load event adds a new record to the table and positions the form on the new record.  That is why it is going to the next line.
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Simply set the Subform Allow Additions to No.

HTH,
Daniel

See attached;

CRMDatabase-final04-27-111111.accdb
0
 
dqmqCommented:
To clarify a bit.  Your subform is linked to the main form so that whatever appears in the subfrom and whatever you type in the subform, "belongs" to the current record in the main form.  It's called a master-child relationship.  The mainform is the master and controls which combination data record the child records are related with.

At the bottom of the mainform, there are some navigation buttons (arrows).  Click backwards until you see data in the mainform.  You will now see the data in the subform that is related to the current record in the mainform.

I understand it's not working how you want, but it is working properly...I think you need to get your head around the concept of master-child relationships.
0
 
dqmqCommented:
P.S.  There is no problem putting a tab control on the subform and having different pages for updating different parts of your child table.
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
So is it possible to have the data that is in the subform to be transferred to the combo table on the same line that the main form information is on; instead of having 2 seperate lines in the combo table?
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
Each time i enter informationon the main form it is creating 2 entries in combo data table.  Is it possible to just have all of that entry on the same line in the combo table?
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Yes you can simple add a tabbed control, with the datalabels on into your MainForm.
You wont need a seperate Subform for that, you just place the TextFields into the TabControl.

HTH,
Daniel
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Especially when your Fields you use are from the same table, so no Subform or whatsoever needed.

You create the TabControl and place the fields from the main table into the Tabcontrol.

HTH,
Daniel
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
I place the fields from the main table in the tab control or the fields of the subform in the tab control?  I tried that but then it would not let me enter information in the areas of the tab sheets.  I had four tabbed sheets.
0
 
danishaniCommented:
Ok, can you post your database again with your Tab Control in place, so I can see whats going on.
Thanks again.

HTH,
Daniel
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
This is my form with the tabs.  I dont think it is setup right because I cant type on those sheets.  Is there another way that it can be set up.
CRMDatabase-final04-27-111111.accdb
0
 
danishaniCommented:
I think you did not see the Fields, due to the background of the Tab Control was white and also the Fields are white, so it became invisible. By changing the Field color Hairline to Black, you will see the TextFields again. You can also offcourse change the background color of the TextFields or of the Tab Control.

See attachment;

 CRMDatabase-final04-27-111111-re.accdb
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
That is great thanks.  Now...how do I change the colors in the tabbed sheets.  
0
 
Terrell37iAuthor Commented:
Thank You..Thank You..  Great help
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.