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Action or Event has been blocked by Disabled Mode - Access 2007 issue?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by jasonshohet@gmail.com, Jul 28, 2006.

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    working with the new beta, I want to do an update statement on a field
    that has text data that looks like this: 20050310

    I want it to be 03102005 - and a date field.
    But access won't change the text field to type 'date' without deleting
    the data. So I was going to try this

    UPDATE TRANS SET DEATHDT = Format(Date(),"yyyymmdd");
    and then try to convert the field to type date, and then do a second
    update:
    UPDATE TRANS SET DEATHDT = Format(Date(),"mmddyyyy");

    to get me to where I really want to be.
    First, I'm not sure if this is the right strategy. Second, I keep
    getting an error in access "action or event has been blocked by
    disabled mode" and i don't know how to enable it! I'm the only owner
    / admin of this database. So i'm not sure why Access 2007 (beta 2) is
    doing this.

    Thanks for any help
    Jason Shohet
     
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