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Help w/ default expressions for a form

Help w/ default expressions for a form

Help w/ default expressions for a form

(OP)
In my database I have five forms for entering in the blue print numbers. These five forms are for the size of the prints being entered. A size prints, B size, C size, D size, and finally E size. These forms are gathering the data through a query I made. In each of these forms the print numbers are for the most part in numeric order.
Is it possible to make a default value expression that would put the next number in the new record?

Example:
           PRINT #
           -------
           A30084
           A30085
      NEW* A30086 <-----"Need an expression that would
                         do exactly that
-joel-

  

RE: Help w/ default expressions for a form

Check out Thread181-59887 and see if you'd like to use this idea instead. Text fields.....why's it always got to be text fields.... Gord
ghubbell@total.net

RE: Help w/ default expressions for a form

(OP)
I seem to be getting a #name? message in my form box
I used =Dmax([drawing number],[n:\log\drawlog])+1
and I did try =Dlast, for the heck of it all.

Any thoughts to whats my problem?

joel

RE: Help w/ default expressions for a form

Ya, like the post above says it doesn't fly with text fields which I guess you need 'cause of the "A". I could give you another cool choice so this would work: Split your number. Keep your number a number but have a "Prefix" field just in front. (I do this here as a matter of fact, where quotations are prefixed by province.) Works really well, takes a minute to make a prefix table: prefixID, Prefix.
Then add prefixID as a foreign field to your drawing table. If this appeals to you, start it out and write back if you need help in clipping those "A"'s from your drawing numbers before switching them to numbers from text.

Gord
ghubbell@total.net

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