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[SOLVED, Thank you] Can you create a table with a form?

 
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Craftybanana
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: [SOLVED, Thank you] Can you create a table with a form? Reply with quote

Hi all you experts people! I am a newbie with a noobish question that I couldn't find the answer to. Can you create a table from a form? Or is that a Macro thing? Here's what I'm trying to do: I need to create student records and am trying to make it easy on the grandmotherly types in the office to do so. I have 3 basic tables and all are working together just fine (relationships are set up properly and forms to enter info based on one table to the other). I'm trying to do two things here:
1) Have a Form that let's me create a table with a set fields in it
2) Have that Form let me edit those fields

I'm trying to condense the amount of work they will have to do when adding new students. Currently all their information is on paper and I'm going to need to input all their data from the last 10 years into this thing....

If you need me to post my sample file, let me know Smile

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I understand stand your question in this way: Can I make a tabel control in a form. The answer is : yes.

How.
Activate the more controls toolbar. On this toolbar is a button for making a gridcontrol. A gridcontrol is maybe the table as you want have.

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Can you create a table with a form? Reply with quote

Craftybanana wrote:
...adding new students...all their information is on paper...I'm going to need to input all their data from the last 10 years into this thing...

The default Base configuration is unstable, so don't waste any time entering significant data using Base unless you're willing to work from a protected folder and perhaps setup a stable configuration. See the following link:
Corrupted "embedded database" remedies

Also see my signature links below...
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you RPG, I will try that. Smile

I also found out that they do have Access (2003, lols) and I was planning to back it up as a different format anyways, so no worries dacm. Smile

Now I'm off to learn about Macros!
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I think it is a real good idea to start now with macro. Macros are much more easy as finding a toolbar what is hide two toolbars deep. A good and simple tutorial you can find here..

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