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  1. #1
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    Form for Editing Only

    I set my form in Design view to Allow Edits but not Additions, and when I switch it to (or open it in) Form view, all the combo and text boxes and buttons disappear (the background color and header are all that's left).



    All I want to do is edit existing records through the combo boxes. How can I correct this?

  2. #2
    StepUP is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2000
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    Check the Record Source for the form. You are using a table or query that displays no records.

  3. #3
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    John,

    The Record Source for the form is my main table which displays hundreds of entries. The 3 combo boxes on the form have Row Sources that are queries or tables related to the main table (Data entry is set to "Yes" since "No" prevents me from making any edits).

    Hope that clarifies---

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    StepUP is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Hmm did you try actually running the query from the record source. The only way that I know of to get a blank screen like that is if the record source contains no data.

    Just try turning on addtions..you should then see all the fields.

  5. #5
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    What I discovered works (although I'm still open to better solutions) is
    creating a command button on another form that opens the target form (with no adjustments to default settings) using the following On Click code:

    Private Sub cboEdit_Click()
    Dim stDocName As String
    Dim stLinkCriteria As String

    stDocName = "frmTarget"
    DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria, acFormEdit
    End Sub

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