Thread: Updating through a form
08-26-09, 08:10 #1Registered User
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
Unanswered: Updating through a form
I am trying to create a form through which the user can update the data in one of my tables.
at the moment I have the following:
A form with a combo box. The user chooses the item they want to work on through the combo box.
Underneath the combo box are 4 unbound text boxes which update when an item from the combo box list is selected.
The user can then change the data in the text boxes and click a button to update back to the table.
this all works fine but I have realised a problem with setting it up this way: how can i restrict the user on his input? Ideally instead of the text boxes I would like to have some drop-downs from which the user can choose their amendments.
So what i would like to happen is the following:
User chooses an item from the combo box. Item information is displayed below the combo box. If user decides to change the item information he can only choose from a list of preset values. The list of preset values is short (10 or less) and usually test based.
Building owner: Bob, Bill, John
How do I do this?????
08-26-09, 11:44 #2Registered User
Provided Answers: 2
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
- Surrey, UK
Build yourself a table of valid values, with three fields:
Change your text boxes to combo boxes (you should be able to do this in Access), and set the RowSource to "SELECT [Value] FROM tblValues WHERE [GroupName] = 'ThisGroup';" Also, set the combo boxes not to allow values not in the list.
Before you do this, make sure that the data already in the database is valid. Otherwise, when a user tries to retrieve a record, the form will fail.10% of magic is knowing something that no-one else does. The rest is misdirection.