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Exit a form without saving

Exit a form without saving

Exit a form without saving

I want to ask the user if they want to exit without saving a form (after making changes to a record). I can get the code to work if I use 'Form_Unload' and close the form using DoCmd.Close. But when I step thru the records using the nav. bar this doesn't work.
I have also tried ...
Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)
    If MsgBox("Exit without Saving?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        Exit Sub
        Cancel = True
    End If
End Sub
This seems to detect a change made on the form and offers the prompt on closing/navigating...but the change made by the user is not ignored .. it is still saved?

Any ideas? - thanks

RE: Exit a form without saving

    If MsgBox("Exit without Saving?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then
        Cancel = True
    End If

Hope This Helps, PH.
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RE: Exit a form without saving

Thanks PH - now it doesn't move to the next record.
The MsgBox is displayed - when I select 'Yes' it stays on the record, if I select "no" it moves but the data I have changed is still saved...

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