I work at a high school and I'm trying to create a system for keeping track of the students who come into our tutoring center (time in, time out, what they needed help with, teacher's class or test).
I'm having a lot of trouble getting the form to work correctly. The way it's setup now, the kids enter their names, what they're coming in for, subject, and teacher on the left side of the form. That information is time stamped and published to the student table, which refreshes to an html page every 2 minutes (so study hall teachers can see who's there). The right side of the form is a text box, which is a list of names from the student tabel that have a time in, but no time out (ie. the kids that are still in the tutoring center). The kids can then click on their name, and click sign out, time stamping them out.
Here's the problem I'm having: I have it so the left side can not be published until all the fields have been filled out. So, if a student starts typing on the left side and leaves, you can't log out any one on the right site until the submission is completed, even if you clear all the fields.
Do I need to make some kind of subform? Suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
Here's a screencap of the form: