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How use form command button to enter date and time into a table

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I have a form with a command button on it.  When the user clicks on it a field named "StartTime" in the bound table gets a value entered that represents the current date and time.  

Like:  4/16/14 14:32:08 PM


How can I do this?  I assume the field property in the table needs to be General Date.

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PatHartman earned 500 total points
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In the click event of the button:

Me.YourDateField = Now()

If this is a required field, set the field to required in the table design.  If it is only sometimes required, you need to verify it in the Form's BeforeUpdate event and cancel the event if the user has not pressed the button.  

Also, if you don't want the user to be able to type in an old date/time, lock the field so that only your button can populate it and the user just can't type into it.
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Perfect!!!!   Thank you.
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