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Posted on 2011-09-09
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I have setup two networked PCs with MSAccess 2003.
I want the first pc to put entries into a table using a form, then what ever entry is currently selected on the 1st PC's form called form1, I want the 2nd pc to display that record on the 2nd PCs form2.
to amplify.
I have a table with only 4 entries.
On form 1 on pc 1 i have selected entry 3.
I want pc 2 using form2 to display the entry 3.
Then if i change the entry on PC1 form1 to entry 2
I want pc 2 to reflect entry 2
Can u advise?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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I hope you are good at VBA...
Note that while this works, things like this (running commands across databases) is *extremely* risky and unpredictable.
You will also have to customize this code to work just the way you need it to.

But again, it works OK in both PC are *Tightly controlled*, otherwise all sorts of odd things can start happening...
(You should have iron-clad error handling on all subs and perhaps implement "RollBack" code)
This is why I stated that you should be well versed in VBA before attempting this...


In any event...
Put this in the code for the Form in the 1st PC:

Private acc As Access.Application

Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
Set acc = New Access.Application
    acc.OpenCurrentDatabase "c:\YourFolder\TargetDB.mdb"
    acc.Visible = True
    acc.DoCmd.OpenForm "frmCustomers"
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Current()
Dim strCustID As String
strCustID = Me.CustomerID
    acc.DoCmd.OpenForm "frmCustomers", , , "CustomerID=" & "'" & Me.CustomerID & "'"
End Sub


Private Sub Form_Close()
    acc.CloseCurrentDatabase
    Set acc = Nothing
End Sub



Make sure the second db has the exact same form name and table available.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:jwjjwj
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Hi Jeff, thanks for that, however I have not explained myself clearly enough.
There is only one db, with one table and two forms. one and entry form on the 1st pc and the other a display form on a 2nd pc, both from the same db.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Is the one DB "Split"?
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by:jwjjwj
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No, the db is not split. it is just a stock standard database, networked between two pc's.
One pc has and update form, the other a display of the latest data which has been seletect on the update form
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Try this

(It is not clear how you are handling the opening and closing of these forms, but this should work...)

Have two forms with the same recordsource.
On Form1 (The"Control" form) put code like this on the current event:

Forms![Form2].Filter = "ID=" & me.ID
Forms![Form2].FilterOn = True

I am sure you can easily modify this to work in your database.
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by:jwjjwj
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Thank u - works like a dream.
May require further help as I now have to kick off a list that I want to display, but if so, I will ask another question.
Regards
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;-)
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