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Access 97 duplicate record flag

Access 97 duplicate record flag

Access 97 duplicate record flag

I am making modifications to an existing access database where there sometimes needs to be a duplicate record in a field, but I want the user to see a popup box notifying them that they are about to duplicate a record and allowing user to continue. How do I do this?

RE: Access 97 duplicate record flag

As far as your table is concerned, dups are allowed so the field cannot be a primary key and, if indexed, must allow dups.

Assuming you are using a form for data entry, add code to the form's BeforeInsert event that checks the table for the value. You will have to work with VBA code & data objects. The following example should point you in the right direction:

Dim dbs As Database, rsProcStat As Recordset
Dim strSQL As String

Set dbs = CurrentDb
strSQL = "SELECT * FROM tblProcessStats " _
& "WHERE ((ProcName)=""" & strMsg & """)"
Set rsProcStat = dbs.OpenRecordset(strSQL)

If rsProcStat.EOF Then
intReturn = MsgBox "Duplicate value, continue?", vbOKCancel
If intReturn = vbCancel Then
Cancel = True
exit Sub
End If
End If

Set rsProcStat = Nothing
Set dbs = Nothing

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