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Change format of subform

Posted on 2016-10-18
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I have a blank Access form whose format is single form.

I placed a subform in the detail section of the form.  The subform is tied to one of my tables.  I want to display the subform as Continuous Forms but it won't allow me to.  When I go into the subform's properties, even though the format selection has been changed to Continious Forms, it still displays as DataSheet, which is he default.

What am I doing wrong?  Thanks.
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 500 total points
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the subform is not set to allow additions

Data tab of properties: Allow Additions = Yes

> " I want to display the subform as Continuous Forms but it won't allow me to. "

you can change it back if the subform is on a single form ;)
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by:Peter Cole
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Have you tried opening the subform in design mode and setting allow datasheet view property to no.
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> "which is he default"
just set the Default View property back to continuous for the subform

Access will gripe but you CAN use a continuous subform on a single form
You can also use a continuous form on a continuous form as long as the subform is in the main form header or footer
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