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    Sarahziggy is offline Novice
    Windows 10 Access 2016
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    Parameter Value for Reports - Can't type new information into text box :-(

    HI There -I'm new to this forum so apologies if this has been asked before but couldn't find this specific problem. I'm working on Windows 10 with Access 2016.

    I've made a report based on 2 different scenarios to make sure I got it wrong both times - one using a table and the second one using a query. In both cases when I try to input a product code i get the message "The control cannot be edited. The reports are read-only."

    I've used the Control Source =[Reports]![Table or Query Name]![ProductID]. The ProductID is an unique identifier as there are not 2 the same.

    Thanks in advance

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    orange is offline Moderator
    Windows 10 Access 2010 32bit
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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; West Palm Beach FL
    Step back and describe what you are trying to do in simple, plain English --no database terms and no jargon.
    Then, show us a graphic of your relationships.

    Reports are for output/printing.
    Tables are for storing data --that's where data resides.
    Query(s) act on 1 or more tables.
    Forms are like "windows" to look at/present data. Forms are where user interaction(s) occur.

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    Windows 10 Access 2010 32bit
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    A control with an expression cannot be typed in. A control on a report can never be typed in.

    If you want to provide db for analysis, follow instructions at bottom of my post.
    How to attach file: To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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