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    senghlim is offline Novice
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    Creating a form that creates a table and combines it with another

    hello,



    I have a large database full of sales information. Call this TotalSalesDB

    I want to make a form, where a sales manager will type in the sales they have accomplished for the day. This information is stored in a table, lets call this DaySalesTbl.

    The sales manager will enter all the information in the form that populates the table DaySalesTbl. After that I want a "submit button", which when pressed, will add all the data from DaySalesTbl to TotalSalesDB.

    Now when i mean 'add', i don't mean anything fancy, just literally put one table on top of another.

    Both DaySalesTbl and TotalSalesDB have the same number of fields with the same data types.

    for example

    if DaySalesTbl is:

    X | Y | Z
    ---------------
    1 | 2 | 4
    4 | 3 | 1


    and TotalSalesDB is:

    X | Y | Z
    ---------------
    9 | 8 | 8
    7 | 7 | 7
    6 | 6 | 6

    Then after the "submit" button is clicked and they are combined, TotalSalesDB should look like

    X | Y | Z
    ---------------
    9 | 8 | 8
    7 | 7 | 7
    6 | 6 | 6
    1 | 2 | 4
    4 | 3 | 1

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! this is for my internship in Citibank so yes, very appreciated

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    pbaldy is offline Who is John Galt?
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    Not sure I like the design, but you can create an append query that does what you describe, and run that from your button.
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    senghlim is offline Novice
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    thanks managed to work it out. i don't like it either, but that's what is requested so i just do what i'm told...

    also, everytime i run an append or delete query i get 2 warning message boxes per action. do you know i get rid of these warning messages? it says that you can by "clicking the help button" but when i do it just directs me to the help homepage

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    If you are using DoCmd.RunSQL you can switch to CurrentDb.Execute, which does not throw warnings (and is more efficient) or add a SetWarnings line before and after your RunSQL line.
    Paul (wino moderator)
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    senghlim is offline Novice
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    Thanks, but what is DoCmd.RunSQL and CurrentDb.Execute? I'm a bit of a newbie so i'm not too sure with these terms. any way you could step me through? Same goes to the SetWarnings line

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    How are you running the queries that throw the warnings?
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