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Dealing with historical data on a Form

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    Yogibear is offline Novice
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    Dealing with historical data on a Form

    I have a database with student information that contains tables about their dissertation and graduation information. There is a field "academic year" noting their graduation year. I have a form for data entry that my data entry person likes to use in datasheet view. The form is based on a query that contains only current academic year records. When a new academic year arrives, I plan to create a new query for the form to feed from. I am not sure this is the best way to handle this, i.e., "hiding" past academic year records on the form in datasheet view.



    Hope that makes sense.....

    Thanks.

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    Having to modify form just because the year changes is poor design. Alternative is dynamic filtering of the form. Can have the form default to filter for the current year but then user can select another year.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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