Locking specific data in a continous form


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Chad Cameron

Hi All,

Is there a way to lock one field in a continous form, but still allow the
user to enter new data? Basically I need to disable the ability to edit the
field. I heard about an 'allow edit' command but I cannot find it. Is it
available in Access2000?

In my continuous form I have a combobox and a textbox. Once the uses
selects the item in the combobox and enters a date in the textbox, I want to
lock the combobox. The next time the user opens the form, I want him/her to
be able to change the date in the textbox of any of the prior entries and
also be able to enter a new item in the next combobox, but not be able to
change the prior comboboxes.

Thanks
Chad
 
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Damon Heron

In the current event of the form, add this code:


If Me.NewRecord Then
Me.{name of your combobox}.Locked = False
Else
Me.{name of your combobox}.Locked = True
End If

This unlocks the combo for new records only.

Damon
 
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