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    Update Form Button on Switchboard

    How do i create update form button on switchboard ? I want to create a button in such a way that everytime i want to update or change status on my entry i should go back to my previous entry and do so. I would appreciate experts help !!!!

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    Don't understand requirement. Change status on what entry and go back to what previous entry - a previous record? What does change of some status have to do with previous entry?
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    Okay i apologize for not being specific. I meant to change entry in forms. I have created form where i can enter discrepancies and update status ( Reviewed or New). Now i want to create a button on switchboard apart from "Open Form" where i can directly click on update form is this possible ?

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    Probably, but I still don't understand what you mean by update. What do you want to update - the status field?
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    yes i want to update status field

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    For that i want a button on switchboard itself where once i click on it, it should ask me who i want to look then i type employees name and then update the fields in form. Now i am more specific towards button should i just create a look up record button ? coz when i created a lookup record button it says that i can't use look up record button on switchboard or is it something i need to link "LookUp" button with form ?

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    We don't know your application, nor the processes involved, nor the logic of what you are asking. Can you tell us in a few lines
    - what's the application in broad terms
    -what are the subjects involved
    -what does status mean (what values are relevant)
    -what causes the change
    -how are your forms organized (generally)

    You are on the main switchboard
    -what event happened to require a change in status
    -how does it relate to a previous record (of what)

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    I think you should have the switchboard open unfiltered form. Do search for record on this form. Review tutorials at: http://datapigtechnologies.com/AccessMain.htm especially the one on Build a Custom Filter in Your Form in the Access Forms: Tips and Techniques section.

    I have never built a 'switchboard'. I don't like the wizards, they do things I don't like and the objects they create are harder to edit designs. I build 'menu' forms. Just forms with comand buttons. I also don't use macros, only VBA.
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