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    Cazca is offline Novice
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    Lock column in record based of another column


    Hello all.

    I'm trying to lock field1 for edits if field5 is true. However, I need field1 to remain locked for all other records.

    I've successfully done this with a macro under On Click, but it unlocks the column for all records:

    If [field5]=0 then SetProperty
    Control Name field1
    Property Locked
    Value False

    This can be accomplished with VBA, just more familiar with macros

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    rpeare is offline VIP
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    if you are using a bound form in continuous view there is no easy way I know of to lock some and unlock other fields. If you want this kind of functionality your form or subform (whichever it is) would have to be in single record view.

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    Cazca is offline Novice
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    It's a split form with datasheet on the bottom.

    It would seem an easy argument, if field5 is false, field1 is editable.

    Thanks for the reply. I'm going to continue to search and will post back of I find something.

    Any other suggestions are welcome.

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    i believe the method you are looking for is "enabled". try something like
    Code:
    Private Sub Form_AfterUpdate()
        If ([field5]) = -1 Then
            [field1].Enabled = False
        Else
            [field1].Enabled = True
        End If
    End Sub

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    Cazca is offline Novice
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicsaccess View Post
    i believe the method you are looking for is "enabled". try something like
    Code:
    Private Sub Form_AfterUpdate()
        If ([field5]) = -1 Then
            [field1].Enabled = False
        Else
            [field1].Enabled = True
        End If
    End Sub
    I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. I need it to run this argument before someone would even be able to edit field1.

    So I put your code into On Click and got this error:

    Compile error:
    Method or data member not found
    (and it is highlighting '.Enabled =' that is right after Then.)

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    i would put it as the afterupdate of [field5]

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