troubleshooting Question

Check to see if part number already exists in database

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I have a form which the user uses to enter a new part in the database.  The following code is supposed to halt the entry if the same part already exists.  Note that PART_NO is a text field.

But the code isn't working, the alert pops up even if the part does not exist already.

    'Code to check for existing part...
    Dim Answer As Variant
    Answer = DLookup("[PART_NO]", "tblParts", "[PART_NO] = '" & Me.txtPART_NO & "'")
    If Not IsNull(Answer) Then
        MsgBox "This part already exists in the database.  Please re-enter the details."
    End If

What am I doing wrong?
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