Unpredicatable BeforeUpdate event
I am totally new to programming. I have tried to design a form with some
code in the beforeupdate. The behaviour of the form has baffled me so much i
can’t understand where it’s going wrong. It’s totally unpredictable. So,
friends please don’t get impatient as i am reproducing the entire code here
but please help me solve this problem.
I have a form with a few unbound controls .
The fields are:
Applicable period(this is an option Group)
OldRate (if applicable in earlier time)
NewRate ( if applicable at present).
And cmdADD button and cmdCANCEL bu...Form beforeinsert and beforeupdate events
When adding a new record do both get fired?
I need to set a date when a status field gets changed, so I need to set it
in initial insert and also when updating an exisitng record; currently I have
in form before update event:
If Me!StatusID <> Me!StatusID.OldValue Then
Me!StatusDate = Now()
Is this sufficient? Thanks.
Yes, both events fire for new records, in this order:
BeforeInsert ==> BeforeUpdate ==> AfterUpdate ==> AfterInsert
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
(no e-mails, please!)
"mscertified" <rupert@tige...Very frustrated with BeforeUpdate event
Hi I'm mainly a lurker and I've been searching through the list for a
few days trying to find an answer to my very frustrating automatic
I have a form with a subform in it. In the subform there are 4
required text fields and 4 number fields. I have a Save button that I
want to use EXCLUSIVELY to save the record. Next to it is a Close
button that I'd like to use EXCLUSIVELY to close the form. I do not
want the record to be saved when the close button is hit. I just want
the form to close.
I know I have to write some code in the BeforeUpdate event of the
subform. I...Listbox will not Requery AfterUpdate
I am running Access 2007. I have two listboxes sitting side by side on the
One has phone number categories - lstCategories
The second listbox has name, phone numbers - lstPhoneNumbers
Both listboxes are unbound
I had this working once where you could click the category in the first box
and it would filter the second listbox to the phone number in a different
click category box select family, friend etc.
the second box would only show numbers of family or category you selected in
the first box.
Now, the boxes work perfectly fine as far ...why my BeforeUpdate does not work?
I intentionally tried both conditions but MsgBox does not start. Where did I
Private Sub cboFrom_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
If Me.From < DMin("TimeIn", "qryVisitData") Then
MsgBox ("FROM cannot be earlier than downloaded data range")
Cancel = True
If Me.From > Me.To Then
MsgBox ("FROM must be same or earler than TO")
Cancel = True
Hi Song Su,
Is your combobox named "Me.From" or "Me.cboFrom".
Judging from the event name, it's unlikely ...rollback combobox to 'BeforeUpdate' value
How do I set a combobox to a previous value? When finished updating a
particular record the user selects an identifer in a combobox to advance to
the next desired record. I use the BeforeUpdate event of the combobox to ask
a yes/no question. If NO I want to stay with the current record and this
works. the problem is that the combobox has been advanced to the new
selection and stays there. Now I have the identifer for one record in the
combo box but the form is still (as it should be) on the current record.
I need to roll back the combobox to what it was before the update bu...BeforeUpdate problem
I have a form bound to a client list that shows client status and the
assigned salesperson ([assignment] field). I have placed code in the
BeforeUpdate event of the [status] field that, when the client status is
changed from "active" to "inactive" prompts the user for confirmation, and
with an affirmative response calls a module procedure that updates records in
two other tables, as well as removing the salesperson [assignment] in the
underlying table for the bound form. The (2115) error occurs, I assume, when
the form's BeforeUpdate event attempts to fire. S...Check for Duplicate value BeforeUpdate
Hello all, I have a problem with updating on my form.
I have a form, TrainingHistory, that is linked to a table by the same
name. There are three fields showing: FullName, ClassName, and
DateTaken. For each person, I am only interested in the MOST RECENT
date they took any given class. So what I want is to be able to enter
a name and class, and have Access check the table for this combination
of name and class. If such an entry already does exist, I would like
the form to bring up that entry, and that entry alone, for editing of
the date. There should also be a message explaining what ju...BeforeUpdate or AfterUpdate ?
I have an unbound form in which I have (amongst others) two comboboxes with
Although I present a combobox, limited to the choices to pick out, people
manage not to fill in those data and to jump via the TAB-key to the next
field. Of course I’ll have NULL value for this combobox, but how can I force
the user to look for the correct row ?
In the BeforeUpdate or in the AfterUpdate event ?
I have some code like :
Private Sub CboAfterUpdate()
if isnull(me.Cbo) then
Msgbox(“You must choose a value”)
But this does not se...AfterUpdate/BeforeUpdate and SetFocus
I have some problems with the SetFocus command in a Userform with an
AfterUpdate or BeforeUpdate routine.
To make it clear to you, I made a very small Userform to demonstrate it. It
only contains 8 TextBoxes and this code:
Private Sub TextBox01_AfterUpdate()
Private Sub TextBox02_BeforeUpdate(ByVal Cancel As MSForms.ReturnBoolean)
Private Sub TextBox03_Exit(ByVal Cancel As MSForms.ReturnBoolean)
Private Sub TextBox04_Change()
I expected that in ...complicated subform beforeupdate
mainform is f001Projectreview with subform f015KeyMilestones(PK ProjectID)
I am trying to accomplish the below notes with the below code.
It works well unless...
user selects KeyMilestonesSubID = 12 and does not enter UnitNo.
It prompts for UnitNo and auto changes UnitNo to 0 and also prompts for
This is what I wanted.
Now if user changes their mind and selects KeyMilestonesSubID = 8
It still give user the msg - All Units can only be used with PM080 and
PM670(which is KeyMilestonesSubID 12 or 20). Must enter Actual Date or check
N/a if Quality Gate is no...access 2007 / beforeUpdate in a form
From access 2003 on-line doc abour the BeforeUpdate of a control in a
"If the user enters a new value in the control, the OldValue property
setting isn't changed until the data is saved (the record is updated).
If you cancel an update, the value of the OldValue property replaces the
existing value in the control."
However, in access 2007, If I cancel an update, the value of the
OldValue property doesn't replace the existing value in the control.=>
Is it possible to get the same behaviour (re-changing the value triggers
another beforeUpdate event)?
Regard...BeforeUpdate without update?
I have a form which is using Oracle as the datasource = single table
and the controls are mostly bound (2 textboxes are not bound and exist
in order to display names from ids). the form displays only a single
record at a time.
If I make changes to a new record (i.e. fill in the first field) and
attempt to navigate to the next record, the beforeUpdate event fires
and then I get an error saying such and such a field is null and must
be populated first,etc. This works everytime.
My form also has 2 buttons to navigate away from the form (all other
navigation such as closing the form, etc. have b...Access2000: BeforeUpdate for TextBox
On a form I have 2 controls, txtHours & txtMinutes. Whenever there is
entered 60 or more minutes into txtMinutes, I want full hours added to
txtHours (or txtHours value replaced, I haven't decided yet), and set
reminder as new value for txtMinutes. Something like:
Private Sub txtMinutes_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
If Me.txtMinutes < 60 Then
Me.txtHoues = Me.txtHoues + Int(Me.txtMinutes / 60)
Me.txtMinutes = Me.txtMinutes Mod 60
Current code returns an error "The macro or function set to the BeforeUp...Form BeforeUpdate Ignoring Cancel
I have a situation where I must verify that both of two related controls have
been entered or neither has been entered. The following code does just what
I want except that Access seems to be ignoring the Cancel value:
Function CrossCheckKeys(Cancel As Integer)
Dim CurrForm As Form: Set CurrForm = Screen.ActiveForm
If (IsNull(.Controls("comSinkKey")) And Not
Or (IsNull(.Controls("comSrceKey")) And Not
If IsNull(.Controls("comS...AfterUpdate Now() to table
I am using:
CurrentDb.Execute "UPDATE tbl_Projects SET DateUpdated = Now()"
as suggested here, but it is updating ALL records, how do I specify the
record that was actully changed?
If you are talking about TimeStamping a record that was updated on a form
then you want your code in the BeforeUpdate event of the form. In this case
you do not need SQL but simply:
[DateUpdated] = Now
>I am using:
>CurrentDb.Execute "UPDATE tbl_Projects SET DateUpdated = Now()"
>as suggested here, but it is updating ALL records, how do I specify the
>record that w...A2K format
Have a form which after the user has completed all data input can invoice
I have a command button:
Private Sub InvoiceBtn_Click()
Dim InvoiceResp As Integer
InvoiceResp = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to mark this record for
Invoicing ?????", vbYesNo)
If InvoiceResp = vbYes Then
Me.Invoice = 1
Me.WeekNo = Me.DateDel
What I would like to have happen is that before it updates Me.Invoice, it
checks that the [PackStatus]=6 (6=Pack is Delivered).
So if the criteria doesn't match then di...AfterUpdate Problem
I need to flash an "RE-ORDER ALERT" message after inventory level falls below
re-order level. The message only flashes up when I move to a next record
and back after a DoCmd.Save.
I need the message to flash immediate after a Save.
Note. The message is a flashing label on the form.
Perhaps you could code it to actually flash before DoCmd.Save is processed.
Once you're into that code string, it will be run.
Or, maybe consider a Message Box. I like this idea because it forces the
user to interact with the reorder message. No one can say "I didn'...Cancel/BeforeUpdate Event Procedure
I have a main form Containers with a subform ContainerSubstances. The latter
has a combo box showing the substances in the Substances table. If the
desired substance is not in the combo, the user may bring up the Substances
form in Add and Dialog mode. The user can press Save or Cancel from the
latter form, and both work as designed.
If Save is pressed, the combo box on the original subform is requeried to
include the new value, and then the new value is selected by the code, and
the Substances form closes, and the user returns to the Containers form, with
focus set in the ...Unbound combobox AfterUpdate
On some form I have several unbound combobox controls. Whenever some of them
is changed, I want:
1. reset the values for other combos on same form;
2. reset Filter and FilterOn properties for subform on same form;
3. reset Rowsource for a record locating combobox on this subform.
Currently I use combo's AfterUpdate's events for this - like here:
Private Sub Combo1_AfterUpdate()
Me.Combo2 = 0
Me.Combo3 = 0
If Nz(Me.Combo1, 0) = 0 Then
Me.MySubform.Form.Filter = ""
Me.MySubform.Form.FilterOn = False
...blinking form afterupdate
When i use this command:
DoCmd.DoMenuItem acFormBar, acRecordsMenu, 5, , acMenuVer70
The form blinks with every update. Is there a way to prevent the form from
I hope to hear from you !
Best regards and thanks in advance,
This code requeries the form and displays any changes to the data.
Where are you using that code - is it on a button or some other event?
Jeanette Cunningham MS Access MVP -- Melbourne Victoria Australia
"Pierkes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi...AfterUpdate Requery
I'm having a problem with Requery. I have 7 combo boxes that are cascading.
One gets it's data from the previous one. The first three requery and blank
out the combo boxes if the item that was selected isn't in the new list.
Although the last four do requery and get a new list, they keep the previous
selected text even if it isn't in the new list. I set the Limit To List
option but that didn't have an effect on the last four combo boxes. I posted
the different ways I've tried requerying below. The only one that seems to
remove the data is DoCmd.Requery but on...Re: A2K format
"NoodNutt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:...
> G'day ppl
> Have a form which after the user has completed all data input can invoice
> job out.
> I have a command button:
> Private Sub InvoiceBtn_Click()
> Dim InvoiceResp As Integer
> InvoiceResp = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to mark this record for
> Invoicing ?????", vbYesNo)
> If InvoiceResp = vbYes Then
> Me.Invoice = 1
> Me.WeekNo = Me.DateDel
> End If
> End Sub
> What I wo...Delete code competing with BeforeUpdate validation
I put code in the Before Update event of my form to verify that two
fields are complete (i.e., Not Null) before saving. The code is:
Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
If IsNull(Me.FirstName) Then
MsgBox "Please enter a first name."
Cancel = True
ElseIf IsNull(Me.LastName) Then
MsgBox "Please enter a last name."
Cancel = True
Also on my form is a Delete button that deletes the record. The
problem is that if the user starts a new record, and then clicks...AfterUpdate Event for TextBox
I have this code for the afterupdate event on a text box that has data in it.
Me.Text732 = Replace(Abs(Val([Text732])), ".", "")
When I past this data 0000272400123456 into the text box, it gets rid of the
0000, becomes 272400123456
But if I past this kind of number 4223697600059898, it turns it into this
If I take the coding away and past the 4223697600059898 number, it stays the
same and doesn't get changed to the +15.
Any suggestions or changes to code to fix this?
if its a text field then it shouldnt be modifying any v...