MS Access Help
Posted on 2016-10-08
I am trying to create a DB for a middle school where they track student breakfast participation.
So far the data collection has been easy. I created a form where the only required input is the student number field (It is bar code scanned in). The form auto inserts the date field. The student name is Null (and proving to be my head ache). I wrote a LostFocus event that creates a new record and goes to the Student Numer field when each bar code is scanned.
The problem I am having is the student name must be manually looked up and entered after the fact. The first time is no problem (I mean it is only a couple hundred students). I don't have time to do it every day for the rest of the school year. How do I get the DB to match duplicate Student Numbers to Student Names manually entered in past records and automatically enter the name in the new record?
Thanks for your help,