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How create new record when entering data in current record

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Using a form in datasheet view mode, I have a field named "NextDueDate". This is a date field, short date format.  When the user has made an entry in this field I want a new record to automatically be created with the same date just entered populated to a field named "DueDate" in the new record.

What would the afterupdate event be for the field "NextDueDate" on the form?

--Steve
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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Rather than using the AfterUpdate event of that control, I'd consider using the AfterUpdate even of the form.  That way, the user can enter that date and move to the next control without automatically creating that record.  When the user finally decides to save this record, then you could create the new record, giving the user the opportunity to change their mind or even cancel that update.

There are a couple of ways to do this.  You could write a SQL insert query using syntax similar to:

strSQL = "INSERT INTO yourTable (Field1, DueDate, field3) " _
            & "Values (1, #" & me.NextDueDate & "#, 2)"
currentdb.execute strsql, dbfailonerror

or you could create a recordset from your forms recordset

set rs = me.recordsetclone
With rs
    .addnew
    !Field1 = 1
    !DueDate = me.NextDueDate
    !Field3 = 2
    .Upate
end with
set rs = nothing
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by:SteveL13
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You are correct.  Using the AfterUpdate event of the form is a much better way.  Thanks.
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