Jumat, 19 Februari 2016

Re: [MS_AccessPros] Re: Runtime Error 3075 due to field contents

 

Thank you John. I will work on using the BeforeUpdate event in my development database. I have a small group that does my beta testing before I release to the masses.


I do have a question though...I have roughly 150 users (a.k.a. "the masses"). My cursory search of bound vs unbound forms reveals several articles that suggest unbound forms are more ideal in a large user environment. What say you?


Have a lovely weekend!


Jenn



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Jenn-

You should use bound forms - and put code in the BeforeUpdate event to validate fields before they're saved no matter what the user does - close the form, move to the next, etc.  You can also issue a MsgBox in BeforeUpdate to prompt the user to confirm the save.  Doing in SQL behind an unbound form is doing it the hard way.

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Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out
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On Feb 19, 2016, at 3:11 PM, jennylou68@... [MS_Access_Professionals] <MS_Access_Professionals@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hello John,


I am executing an INSERT INTO statement. I am using unbound forms to force users to consciously decide to add their submission to the database (by clicking a "Save" button). I spent to much time cleaning up records that were not complete because a user realized they were not ready and just closed out the database, leaving the partial information.


I know unbound forms are less than popular with database designers but I haven't learned any other way to do this. I have no formal training in Access so I am constantly trying to learn how to do things. My next quest will be to understand how to use bound forms more effectively.


Have a fantastic day!


Jenn


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