Best way to create a list of items

Posted on 2013-06-12
Last Modified: 2013-06-13
I hope I can explain this one well.  I am trying to figure out how to best create a list of items for a user to use on a form.  Please see the example screen shot to se what I need.

The list needs to be displayed on a form and the user needs to be able to enter the Prices per the example.

There are two quirks...

1) The list needs to be sorted in an order as defined by the user.
2) The user needs to be able to add an item to the list when needed.
3) The list will need to display all items even if the Price is "$0.00"
4) The user needs to be able to enter the price data for each item.

Has anyone ever created anything like this?  What is the best way to handle this?

I'm looking for advice and any help will be much appreciated.

Question by:SteveL13
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peter57r earned 500 total points
ID: 39241124
In a form you won't be able to do the offsetting of text as you have shown unless you get into a more complex design involving subforms.  Edit... sorry - no -even then it would not look like your example.

For the user to control the item sequence they must set the value of a field that would be used to sort the items.

See the attached example...

Author Comment

ID: 39241476
I like what you've suggested.  but please see my database attached.  I can't figure out why all the records aren't showing up on frmBudget.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39241501
They are for me.  There are 12 records in your table and they all appear on the form.
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Author Comment

ID: 39241566
Strange. I only see 7.  ????
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Expert Comment

ID: 39241617
this is what I get

Author Comment

ID: 39241819
Here's what I get.  What in the world is going on with this?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39243649
I don't know why that is.
Try making the design view of your form bigger and saving it again.

Author Comment

ID: 39244248
This is strange.  I had a horizontal rule at the bottom of the header and another one at the top of the footer.  When I removed them both it worked.  Thanks for your help.

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