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Adding new records to subforms

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I am using Access 2007.  I have a form with about 25 fields and also 3 subforms.  I would like to link the subforms so the data automatically saves, but I also would like the subfroms to be clear of data when entering the new record.  Is there a way to do this?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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the very important thing to consider here is that,
the tables that you use as the record source of the subform must have a field that correspond to the UNIQUE record id field of the table that you use as the record source of your main form.

see this link  Create a form that contains a subform

take note on how to set the Master Fields and Child Fields property of the subform.



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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 250 total points
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but I also would like the subfroms to be clear of data when entering the new record.
Access should handle that natively. If you move to a new record - for example, use DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdNewRecord - Access should automatically move you to a new record, and all the fields should be blank, unless you've defined Default values at the Table, Form or Control level.
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The record would not natively clear the records even when i used the new record command.  It would just take me the bottom of the records.

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It won't "clear" the existing records, but it would instead take you to the new record section. You really can't do what you're after unless you create a separate "Add Record" form, and that's somewhat clunky.
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