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Don't start the next record

Posted on 2014-10-02
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On a form (frm_Log entries), I don't want to automatically start the next record.  I only want the next record to start when I click the "Add new record" button.
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Question by:TIgerV
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by:Guru Ji
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Hi, you can try something like this in your form

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

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This will show you the last record in your form and will only do the next record when you click add new.

Hope that helps.
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by:PatHartman
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Open the property sheet for the form.
On the "Other" tab, change the "Cycle" property to "Current Record".
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by:TIgerV
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I have the docmd, but when I begin to enter a record, the 'next' record still shows up.
Same with changing the cycle property.  :-(
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by:Guru Ji
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Make sure the DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acLast is the last row in your form load, because something in your form load is triggering the next record.
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by:Guru Ji
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Also are you using this on a Sub form ?
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by:TIgerV
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write2mohit: I am using the form and using it as a subform.
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by:PatHartman
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Please reread my suggestion.

In a form, when you tab out of the "last" control, the Cycle property tells Access what to do - go to a "new" record or stay on the current record.
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by:TIgerV
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The problem I have is when I go to a record and begin typing in the text field, Access pops up a new record, under where I'm currently entering information.

Since I have a default of "now()" in the time field, that new record has an invalid time by the time I populate it.

Cycle Property does not prevent that.
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by:TIgerV
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See attachment for example.
new-entry.png
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PatHartman earned 500 total points
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Wow, I never noticed that.  The reason I never noticed it is because I work mostly with SQL Server tables and so the defaults don't get populated until Access actually sends the update to the server.

If this is a problem for you, you can't use table level defaults.  You're going to have to populate them in the form.  In the BeforeUpdate event of all my forms I have two lines of code.
    Me.ChangeDT = Now()
    Me.ChangeBy = Forms!frmLogin!txtEmpID

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to populate the change date and change by fields.
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