How do youget access to suggest an entry from previously entered field data likeExcel

How do you get Access to suggest an entry (value) from previously entered field data as you type like MS Excel?

I have Windows XP sp3 with Excel 2007.

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Can I use the data entry form to also update previous information? If so, how?


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My first thought is to use the macro tools.but I am not sure if this is the right direction. I am new to using Access in the manner and appreciate any help or advice which can be given.


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I have read up on DOA and ADO,

1. I would like to use the Examine Data function to retrieve the data using a select statement.

2. Not sure how to start.


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I think I moved up a notch from novice, I have created all my tables and forms, but now I need to make sure that data entered has not been previously entered after the user entered the information. I have tried the DLookup function but it only works on one field or can you use it to check for more than one field in the syntax.

I have read up on DOA and ADO, but I am a little confused, can someone please help to get me started.

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2. Not sure how to start.


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Yes a total Newbie to Access Forms and I have searched the forum and found many ways to validate data entered in a form, but which is the easiest / Best to use here in this scenario.

Here is the requirement

I have a 4 Field FORM that data is entered in to populate, let's say "Table Z" .

Field 1 -REQUIRED Field - When user enters data - it must be on Dictionary Table X

Field 2 -REQUIRED Field - When user enters data - it must be on Dictionary Table Y

Field 3 -REQUIRED Field

Field 4 -REQUIRED Field

Do I use BeforeUpdate, AfterUpdate, DoLookup, a Query ?.

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ladies & gents.

Got a pretty simple question. I think.
I have a report that shows status entries from the last 7 days. The idea when this was made is that it SHOULD show 1 entry per project assuming the employee entered the status on the right day. Which doesn't always happen. So I want to change the report to show the last status entered for a specific project - regardless of the date. Attached are some pictures of the query that generates the report. As you can see, most of the data is from one table, and only one field has a condition on it. Not sure which field would be the best to filter to show only the most recent entry. Each status entry has it's own unique ID.

too long, didn't read version:
I need to change a query
from: show entry from last 7 days
to: show only the most recent entry per project


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Each part of the form is entered into a different table. There is an auto number field to tie the three tables together. One of the tables links to the main form in a one-to-many format for transactions.

The other table is linked one-to-one. It is the one-to-one subform that is not working in 2010.

During data entry the information can be entered in the main form and the subforms with no problems. The problem is that the subform does not display the information after moving to another record.

The data is in the tables correctly. but the form does not display the information from the one-to-one table.


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