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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Added a input mask/can't close or save form

    I have a form that is linked to one data table, I'm trying to add an input mask to a field in form design view on the property sheet pane because users of the form dont always enter in the information correctly. I completed the input mask wizard and went back to form view to see if the input mask works and it does but when I close the form it prompts me to save it, I click yes and nothing happens, it doesn't save the new input mask in the form and it doesn't even close the form, the only way the form closes is if i click no when it prompts me to save it. Any Ideas? Thanks

  2. #2
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    No idea atm.... NASTY problem not being able to save What version of Access is it?

    BTW I hate input masks anyway. I would validate the entry with VBA rather than use input masks.
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  3. #3
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    Access 2007, I did some research and i've found out that the form is "broken", even if I change a size of a text box it still doesn't allow me to save changes. I'm thinking about making a new database and copy/paste the form in the new database and link it to the right data table in the new database. I already did a little test and it worked, i was able to make changes and save the form. Any ideas on what brakes a form so this wont happen again? thanks

  4. #4
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    It's probably corruption, but that doesn't help much. Have a look at the cloning file launcher VBS script in the code bank. This basically re-installs the FE at every launch, automatically correcting corruption issues.
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    CypherBYTE, Microsoft Access Development Specialists.
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    "Heck it's something understood by accountants ... so it can't be 'that' difficult..." -- Healdem
    "...teach a man to code and he'll be frustrated for life! " -- georgev

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