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I've created a entry/view form.  I would like this form to always come up empty.  So I add this event code

Private Sub Form_Load()
DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNewRec
End Sub

It doesn't seem to always work.  On the first new input record it seems to works...but after that it doesn't seem to work.  

Any and all comments are welcomed?
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Question by:EASCOA
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You may change the default property in design view: What? Data Entry: Yes

How?
Form properties sheet > Data tab > Data Entry: Yes
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When you say "blank record", what exactly are you referring to? Do you want the form to open ready for entering a new record, or do you want the form to open and allow the user to search for an existing record?

-- If you want to open to a new record, then the Data Entry method suggested by hnasr may be the easiest way. Note that this can sometimes cause blank/unfilled/empty records to be recorded in the table, which can be troublesome to deal with, so be sure to also include code to validate the form before it's saved.

-- If you want to allow users to search for an existing record, then set the Form's Recordsource to show no records:

SELECT * FROM MyQueryOrTable WHERE 1=0

This will still "bind" the form, but you could then include controls and code to allow the user to locate a specific record, or to add a new record.
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by:JimFive
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The Form_Load() event only occurs when the form is first loaded.

It sounds to me like you are wanting the user to see only the "New" record.  Using Data Entry mode, as suggested above will not show existing records, but will show all of the records that were entered during the current session.

You can use Me.Requery in the vba code of the OnCurrent event to hide the newly entered records.

You could attempt to put the DoCmd.GotoRecord in the OnInsert event, but this can cause problems as Access will sometimes insert the record before you think it should, especially when using subforms.
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