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Access 2010 Conditional fields

peispud asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I am using Access 2010

I would like to use conditional formatting to change the colour  of a row if it is locked.
Since I am using this rule over several columns,  I would prefer if the syntax  in the conditional statement were to refer to it's own "self" column instead of by column's name.

For example.

[Field1].Locked=True         ... this works fine but I would  prefer to have the syntax read something like

col().locked = true      so I can use the same code over multiple columns.

Hope you can help.
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Michael CarrilloInformation Systems Manager
Top Expert 2012

I am not sure I understand what you are trying to do.
But, could you use a function?

Something Like:

function funLock( col_name as string, bolVal as boolean) as string
dim retVal as string
dim strVal as string

if bolVal = 1 then strVal="True"

retVal=col_name & ".locked = " & strVal

return retVal

Or worst case you could create a function that locks and unlocks a series of columns.


I apologize.

This is what I asked but it was not a good question....  

I would like to use conditional formatting to change the colour  of a row if it is locked.

I should have asked

I would like to use conditional formatting to change the colour  of a column if it is locked.
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you  can use VBA to handle this, see this link


Thank you.

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