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RE: [ProgSoc] Forcing Field Data Entry in Access
Assuming u are using a form as the UI... Right click on the text entry
field and select Properties. click on the event tab IIRC. you can
specify what u want to do on various events. dont know how hard it is
to do what u want but it may involve VB.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Hirshbein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, 22 March 2002 12:19 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [ProgSoc] Forcing Field Data Entry in Access
> G'day all.
> I have the dubious honour of having to develop a database in
> Access. As I'm
> an engineer and not a software developer, the basics are OK
> but the minor
> details are proving annoying. This is one such one:
> There are certain fields that _need_ to be filled in; and
> while setting the
> fields to 'Required' is an option, I can't help but think
> there's a better
> one for people who really don't have a clue. I've seen it
> done in Dataflex,
> where you can't tab out of a field if you haven't filled it in and a
> dialogue box flashes up saying so.
> Can this be done easily in Access? I say 'easily' as I'm no
> programmer (and
> I've told work this but they still consider me an expert).
> Somebody help me
> please ;-)
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