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Table Column to Form- VBA

Posted on 2014-04-22
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Hello

There is a table with 4 columns (lets say)
When i made a form initially, the table had 3 columns. so the form had 3 fields. Now how do i use vba to add the 4th new column to the form?

Thank you
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Question by:Rayne
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by:Norie
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How are you displaying the table on the form?
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by:Rayne
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Hello Imnorie,
The form has to be in datasheet view always
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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So you have a New column in the table, and now you want to add it on the form at runtime?

FWIW, this is a bad idea. Doing so decompiles the application, and can leave you in an unstable environment. Generally speaking, by the time you have created a Form the design of the database should be stabilized, and you should only be adding new columns and controls rarely (and you should be doing this in design view and then deploying a new FE to your users).

That said, in order to do this you'd have to add a new Textbox (or combo, or Checkbox, etc) control to the form in Design view, and then save the form.

Note you cannot do this if you're using the Runtime, since Access does not allow design changes.

DoCmd.OpenForm "YourForm", acDesign
CreateControl "YourForm", acTextBox, acDetail, , "YourColumn"
Docmd.Close acForm, "YourForm", acSaveYes

Note there are several other optional arguments for CreateControl, most of which have to do with positioning. With a Datasheet, that's not really important, since Access determines the layout.
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by:Norie
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Open the form in design view, open the Field List and add the new field to the form.

Oops, think that's already been suggested.
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by:Rayne
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Hello Scott,

Yes totally agree, creating it in runtime is not logical. But I would want to have a button that i could press sometimes that does the form refresh and I think this serves that purpose

Thank you :)
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