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Old January 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Default Update field on all selected records in a subform

Hi Guys

I have a form with a subform and i want the user to be able to select multiple records on it. I need to place a button in the
parent_Form, in order to update a specific field on all selected records. The main problem in the process is that every time we
click the button in the parent_Form the records become unselected, because they loose the focus.

Please can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance
Leopoldo Fernandes from Portugal

Old January 14th, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Is it too late to add a check box to the records in the sub form (they only need to be seen in the sub-form)? Then the user can check the check box, and then click the button on the main form. The main form can process all records where Check = Yes, and then reset all the checks in the table to No. So no need to worry about the wrong records still being checked from the previous transaction.

This may be somewhat problematic if this is a multi-user database, but you can process where check = Yes, and another ID field = ??

Worst case you can have the user check the record, and then put a before insert event on the sub form that takes the user's username, and then process all records where check = yes, user = username, and ID = ID.

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