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    Form help

    Hello all,
    So I'm pretty new to access, and I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work.

    I have data in tables, and I have a form connected to that data, so when the form is filled out, the table fills in.



    From said data, I have a query that calculates some "other data".

    I would like to display this "other data" in my form (which I will lock and grey out to prevent editing, just so the user can see the end result of what he is inputting).

    I have tried using DLookup, but it only gives me a single value back for all of my records. I'm not sure if theres something I am missing with my relationships either.

    Please haalp! and thank you in advance

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    you may put the formula of calculations in textbox.
    e.g. if you have a textbox "Birthday" in you form, the create another textbox "Age", put formula "=date()-[birthday]" in textbox "Age". whenever Birthday changes, Age will change accordingly.

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    ='(

    Quote Originally Posted by weekend00 View Post
    you may put the formula of calculations in textbox.
    e.g. if you have a textbox "Birthday" in you form, the create another textbox "Age", put formula "=date()-[birthday]" in textbox "Age". whenever Birthday changes, Age will change accordingly.
    Thanks for the quick response. This may make me sound like I know a lot more than I actually do, but I've actually used modules, iif statements, and reverse concatinate functions to find the values... I wish it was simple math .

    Without getting into the functions, is there really no way to simply reference the query?

    Edit: I feel I should also mention, I tried to use the query as the record source which solved that problem, since I could display all values in the query. However, it grey'd out my "create new entry" button on the form, which is even worse...

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    isn't it simple enough that just type the formula in the textbox? I don't know what is your calculation, if it's complicate, use a user-define-function.

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    Indeed it does work! abeit long and horrible-looking... Thanks!

    If anyone finds that there is a more efficient way of doing this, keep me posted.

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    161,

    You could put a button on your main form, when pushed the main form would close and open a read only form based on your calculated query.
    When that form is closed it reopens the main form.

    Richard

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    Lightbulb Ideas...

    Quote Originally Posted by Access_Blaster View Post
    161,

    You could put a button on your main form, when pushed the main form would close and open a read only form based on your calculated query.
    When that form is closed it reopens the main form.

    Richard
    I really like the idea of this. I can find my way to the trigger fields, although im not sure how to open a read-only form for that particular entry, and make sure it would go back to that particular entry on close. Right now I have it set up to go to a new entry on open, would I have to sacrifice this?

    Would it be possible to have a small read-only pop up form to supplement my main data entry form? Could I have it update as I move through the entries?

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