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Posted on 2012-03-19
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Hi experts,

Below is my goal, of course it doesn't work for me like this. Could you please help?

Private Sub Command29_GotFocus()

If A=B
Then MsgBox ("Budget OK")
else MsgBox ("Please check Budget")
End if

End Sub

Thank you!
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Question by:howruaz9
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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So, what doesn't work? No messages ?

Try the click event
Private Sub Command29_Click()

If A=B Then
     MsgBox ("Budget OK")
else
      MsgBox ("Please check Budget")
End if

End Sub
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<doesn't work>
?

Can you post the *entire* code please, then clearly state what does, or does not happen?

Also, are you quite sure the GotFocus event is the best event for this?
(Seems to me like BeforeUpdate or AfterUpdate, of a control might be better)

This is why it is always best if you *First* explain, in detail, what your ultimate goal is ...
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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no points please.

Agree with MX that you should be using the Click event.  I like to keep my code short, so I would probably use:

Private sub cmd_YourCommandButtonName_Click

    msgbox iif(A=B, "Budget OK", "Please check budget!")

End sub
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 37739620
...Or in the *Click* event of the button....

As the Gotfocus event of the button is rarely used for things like this...
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by:howruaz9
ID: 37739623
Hi MX, it's working on click. Thank you so much!
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by:howruaz9
ID: 37739668
Hi boag2000 and fyed, you both figured out my problem as MX did. Thank you so much for your time, and I wish I could give some points. And I've tried fyed's, it's working perfectly too.
Thanks again.
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You are welcome ...

mx
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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howruaz9,

mx's code is easier to read, if you don't know what you are looking at or are new to VBA, so that is probably your best solution.

I've been writing and maintaining code for so long, I tend to take shortcuts.  The problem with shortcuts is that you have to understand the pro's and con's.  In this case, the IIF() function has a interesting characteristic that when the function is evaluated both the True and False expressions are evaluated, and if either of those expressions would generate an error, then the error is raised.  So, the following expression would raise an error, even though the first expression evaluates to True, and should return (0.75)

A = 3
B = 4
C = 0

?iif(B>A, A/B, B/C)
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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howruaz9,

<I wish I could give some points. >

No crybabies here...

;-)

Jeff
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by:howruaz9
ID: 37739846
Hi fyed,

I'm new to VBA, and not sure that I fully understand the following part. I've applied your IIF() Function to on click. Do I need to do something?
A = 3
B = 4
C = 0

?iif(B>A, A/B, B/C)

Thank you very much!
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Let's keep it simple here guys. I realize that is a 'trick' solution, but come on ...

mx
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by:howruaz9
ID: 37739868
Hi Jeff,

Your posts always make me think, if they don't, they makes me laugh......
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 37740386
howruaz9,

Sorry for the confusion.  Use mx's solution, it is the simplest and is easy to read.

I was attempting to impart some additional knowledge, and just muddied the waters.

Like I said above:

"mx's code is easier to read, if you don't know what you are looking at or are new to VBA, so that is probably your best solution."
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<Hi Jeff,
Your posts always make me think, if they don't, they makes me laugh......>

Made My Day!
;-)

Jeff
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by:howruaz9
ID: 37742303
Thanks, fyed. It's always good to know more. No need to say sorry. For now, just like mx and you suggested, I'm using the simpliest solution to make the database work.

Thanks, everyone.
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