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After I enter or change a field on a form, I would like the exact date and time to be stamped onto another field. The field that I want to be stamped with the time is titled: TimeStampTalked

I am guessing there is code I put in the "After Update" event for the field? Thanks!
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yes, you can do that but check these alternative ways

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197592/en-us

http://allenbrowne.com/AppAudit.html

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Wow... that looks confusing. To clarify... Field1 is where data is entered. Field2 is a time stamp of when the data was entered.

1.) Worst case, I would want a time stamp the first time data is entered in Field1. Then if Field1 is changed, it would stay the original stime stamp.

2.) Best case... everytime Field1 is changed, Field2 would update the latest date/time. The old data and time stamp would be erased and the new one would be there.

Is that possible with limited knowledge of Access?

THanks!
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I would want a time stamp the first time data is entered in Field1. Then if Field1 is changed, it would stay the original stime stamp.
You can do this by setting the Default value of your "TimeStamp" field to Now() in Table Design. This will stamp all new records with the current date/time.

Rey has shown you how to do this using the Form events, but be aware that if you make changes via other methods, like in a query or through VBA, those Form Events won't fire.

Access 2010 also includes Data Macros, which  you can use for things like this, and which will fire regardless of how the data changes. I realize you're using 2007, but might be worthwhile to upgrade ...

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