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Insert into table

Posted on 2013-10-31
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Last Modified: 2013-11-01


I would like to concatenate the first name, last name and DOB and insert the concatenation in Unique_ID field in Cust_tbl

what is the easiest way to do this if I am using a form to update the table.
Question by:Eddy2010
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Expert Comment

ID: 39615790
add the following to the AfterUpdate event on the First_name, Last_name and DOB text boxes on the form:

me.UniqueID = me.First_Name & me.Last_name+ & me.DOB
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KCTS earned 2000 total points
ID: 39615792
opps a + crept in...

me.UniqueID = me.First_Name & me.Last_name & me.DOB
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Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 39615800
place this codes in your form module

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

Private Sub First_Name_AfterUpdate()
End Sub
Private Sub Last_Name_AfterUpdate()
End Sub
Private Sub DOB_AfterUpdate()
End Sub

Sub UpdateUniqueID()
Me.Unique_ID = Me.First_Name & Me.Last_Name & Me.DOB
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 39615827
In general you should use an auto number rather than personal info for a field like this.

The concatenated string can be derived at any time for display on forms or reports without needing to be stored as another field in your table.

Also, an autonumber is meaningless to the end user.  It can be used behind the scenes as a linking ID when creating relationships in your data, but you won't run across issues that more personal ID might cause when people get married, divorced or otherwise change meaningful personal data.
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ID: 39616255
As a somewhat related aside, a continuing issue that Experts-Exchange has is that members cannot change their usernames, which is possible on other sites.  The reason for this is that the original developers used the username as a primary key rather than using a generic, meaningless ID such as an autonumber.  The fact that you can't change usernames is clearly worded in the membership agreement that everyone diligently reads when joining ...  :-) ..., but it still occasionally comes up as a problem when users decide that they really shouldn't have used their full name or other sensitive info  as their username.

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