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I have a form, recordsource = tblPricingGrid,  that also has a sub-form, recordsource = tblPricingGridDetail.  It looks like this:

Form - Subform
The top part (light blue) is the main form and the bottom part is a continuous form that the user can enter prices into.  There are always going to be 42 rows in the subform.

My challenge is to use the [Add Record] button to add a new record to the table tblPricingGrid, AND copy just the left hand column in the sub-form to 42 new records in tblPricingGridDetail so that the new record will then appear to the user to enter prices.

The link between the main form and the subform is PricingGridID so the main table gets that next number because it is an autonumber PK field.  But then that autogenerated number needs to be populated into the tblPricingGridDetail in 42 records.

I sure hope this makes sense.  Its a little difficult to explain.
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Here's an example from one of my apps.
This is the code behind "Add New Month To All" button.  It takes various arguments from the form and passes those to an append query that selects the  last forecast row from each utility and adds 1 month to create the next forecast month.  The forecast amount is carried forward from the previous month and can then be updated manually if needed.
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Private Sub cmdAddToAll_Click()
    Dim LastForecastDate    As Date
    Dim NewForecastDate     As Date
    Dim NewForecastMonth    As String
    Dim db                  As DAO.Database
    Dim qd                  As DAO.QueryDef
    Dim CountAffected       As Long
    
    If Me.cboRateGroup & "" = "" Then
        LastForecastDate = Nz(DMax("ForecastDate", "tblNewMeterForecastByMonth"), #12/31/1899#)
    Else
        LastForecastDate = Nz(DMax("ForecastDate", "tblNewMeterForecastByMonth", "RateGroup = '" & Me.cboRateGroup & "'"), #12/31/1899#)
    End If
    NewForecastDate = DateAdd("m", 1, LastForecastDate)
    NewForecastDate = LstDayNextMnth(LastForecastDate)
    NewForecastMonth = Year(NewForecastDate) & "/" & Format(Month(NewForecastDate), "00")
     
    Set db = CurrentDb
    Set qd = db.QueryDefs!qAddNewMonthForEveryUtilityForecast
        qd.Parameters!EnterForecastDate = LastForecastDate
        qd.Parameters!EnterNewForecastDate = NewForecastDate
        qd.Parameters!EnterNewForecastMonth = NewForecastMonth
        qd.Parameters!EnterRateGroup = Me.cboRateGroup
    qd.Execute
    CountAffected = qd.RecordsAffected
    MsgBox CountAffected & " records were added.", vbOKOnly
    Me.sfrmNewMeterForecastByMonth.Requery
End Sub

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INSERT INTO tblNewMeterForecastByMonth ( FPNAForecastUtilityAbrev, RateGroup, ForecastMonth, MeterCount, MeterCountPerDay, ForecastDate )
SELECT tblNewMeterForecastByMonth.[FPNAForecastUtilityAbrev], tblNewMeterForecastByMonth.RateGroup, [EnterNewForecastMonth] AS Expr2, tblNewMeterForecastByMonth.MeterCount, [MeterCount]/Day([EnterNewForecastDate]) AS Expr3, [EnterNewForecastDate] AS Expr1
FROM tblNewMeterForecastByMonth
WHERE (tblNewMeterForecastByMonth.RateGroup =[EnterRateGroup] OR [EnterRateGroup] Is Null)  AND (tblNewMeterForecastByMonth.ForecastDate =[EnterForecastDate]);

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Very helpful.  Thanks.
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