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Check Access Form For Missing Data Programmatically

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I have created a form in Access 2007 with about 30 fields (employee information) that I would like to add some code to that can cycle through a number of fields to check if they have data in them. I want to be able to display message box that informs the user to enter data in the text box that is missing information.

Form is linked to a webservice that fills in 90% of the info for the user but there is still a bunch of fields that I want to ensure that have data. I began coding an if statement but it was way to much to type since it contained so many "OR"s and also I want to use the same code on other forms.

I am looking for some code that will cycle through a number of fields using maybe a LOOP and that opens a dialog box that specificlly names the fields that need to be filled in. If at all possible I would love for the code to be dynamic enough to using in other forms throughout the application.
Any assistance with this would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 500 total points
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This is an example of how to highlight the empty required items in red.


 
Private Function CheckForRequiredItems(frm As Form) As Boolean
Dim cntrl As Control
CheckForRequiredItems = False
For Each cntrl In frm.Controls
    If InStr(cntrl.Tag, "Required") Then
        If IsNull(cntrl) Then
            cntrl.BackColor = 8421631
            CheckForRequiredItems = True
        Else
            cntrl.BackColor = 16777215
        End If
    End If
Next cntrl
End Function

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To use the function, put Required in the required control's tag property then call it from the form's before update and unload events like this:

Private Sub Form_Unload ()
If CheckForRequiredItems(Me) Then
   MsgBox "The items in red are required"
   Cancel = True
End If
End Sub

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Coach!! Worked like a charm! Thank you very much for all your assistance!!
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by:spaced45
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Excellent solution
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You're welcome.  Good luck with your project.
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