I'm new to using access.
I have created a database to help with filling a paper form system we use
The current paper form has about 100 entries where the user enters 1 of 5
codes regarding checking systems on a vehicle, the codes are "ok", "Serious
fault", "Minor Fault", "Advice Only" and "N/A".
Buliding the database to present is fine, but I've hit 2 stumbling blocks,
The first problem should be easy to resolve (But I can't!!) Once a vehicle's
details have been entered, the user simply enters the registration plate
details in a combo box and a form loads with all the details- No problem-
This form then has a subform where the user enters combo boxes to enter one
of the five codes. However I have to load the main form in read only to
display the vehicle details, but then I need the subform to be in add mode.
So is it possible to load the main form in read only and the subform in addReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/information-technology/11886-im-still-having-problems.html
My second problem is taxing me. When the user checks one of 100 combo boxes
with Serious, Minor, or advise they then need to enter a description of the
fault and a description of the remedy. I've tried showing or hiding text
boxes and also using a subform for each combo box, But this makes the form
too big and cumbersome.
On the original paper form there is simply a set of boxes where the user
enters the code number for the fault, the severity of the fault and the
Is it possible for me to re create this, but with the program checking the
combo boxes for thier value then entering the code for the fault, the
severity of the fault and then the user can add the descriptions. I would
prefer not to have 100 text boxes as again this makes the form cumbersome 20
or so is plenty?
Thanks for your help
Everyone here is very helpful and certainly has a wealth of knowledge, IReference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=11886
appreciate it. I'd still be at the first hurdle without your help.