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Hi Eveyone,

Can someone please help me to create code as per below screenshot.
The purpose is once I click the button "BTN" it will display the current date in the unbound "LDate"
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The date should be displayed until I close and open again the access file.
The date will be replaced only with the new one once I click again the BTN.

Thank you
 

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Is this all you want?
Code:
Private Sub BTN_Click()
    Me.txtBoxName=Date()
End Sub
 

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Is this all you want?
Code:
Private Sub BTN_Click()
    Me.txtBoxName=Date()
End Sub
Yes it works, when I click the BTN it display the current date on the txtBox

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However, when I close and open again the access file, the date is not available anymore.
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It should be retained in the txtbox even I close it.
And once I open it again and click the BTN it should display the new date again....
 

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Only way to do that is to bind the control to a field in a table or to store the value in a user defined property somewhere and have code to retrieve it when the form is opened

You will get a more focussed response if you explain the context of what you are trying to do
 

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Only way to do that is to bind the control to a field in a table or to store the value in a user defined property somewhere and have code to retrieve it when the form is opened

You will get a more focussed response if you explain the context of what you are trying to do
Hi, I add it as a field in a table and it works even I close it. Thanks

I just want to add to my query on how to display both date and time in the textbox?
I saw the General option under Format but it only show date

thanks
 

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Excellent. We were both pleased to help.
 

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Excellent. We were both pleased to help.
Hi, I would like to open again this query that you had resolved.

The button works fine, once click it display the current date and time (in "Ldate" textbook). This is after adding the "Ldate" as field in the table.
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However, when I moved to the next row, the displayed date in "Ldate" text box disappeared as expected because the next row belongs to different ID
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Is there a way that once I clicked the BTN the "Ldate" textbox value will be displayed in all rows?

Attached is the database for your reference.
 

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you do not need the BTN there.
bring your table in design view and
put the Default Value.

see also the Current event of the form
in case you already entered some data
with date/time stamp.
 

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you do not need the BTN there.
bring your table in design view and
put the Default Value.

see also the Current event of the form
in case you already entered some data
with date/time stamp.
hi arnelgp,

In the attachment you sent, the textbox display different value when moving to different row.

At row 02 Sep 2, it whos 11:02:24
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At row 03 Sep it shows 11:00:56
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The intention is that, at every row , it should shows the last date/time after clicking the BTN.

For the background
We are monitoring emails and we are using the database to record the information from outlook.
The textbox date will be our reference on when was the last date/time we check the outlook and recorded the information on the tool.

Then the idea of having a BTN came up, so that the last User just need to click it to display at which date/time he stopped checking the mail and updated the tool.

If you have better idea than BTN, please assist...
 

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it will only update those records without "LDate"
 

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Hi arnelgp,

The single date/time is now displayed to all active rows once the BTN is clicked.
However, If you will click the button again to display the latest date/time, it still shows the previous result date/time.

The required is every time you click the BTN it will gives you the latest date/time and shows it to all rows.
This display date should stay there unless the button is click to get new date/time.

Also, as you are getting near to it...if possible to have the display like the below format from 13/09/2021 14:31:49 to 13-Sep-21 14:31:49
 

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So here is the code for the button.
See if you can work out what YOU need to change?

As to the control Ldate, set that to dte in the event code below.

It does not make any sense to me to change the date and time for any day in the past? :unsure:
Surely you just need for the day of use?


Code:
Private Sub BTN_Click()
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
dte = Now()
Set rs = Me.RecordsetClone
Set rs = rs.Clone
With rs
    If Not (.BOF And .EOF) Then
        .MoveFirst
    End If
    Do Until .EOF
        If IsNull(!Ldate) Then
            .Edit
            !Ldate = dte
            .Update
        End If
        .MoveNext
    Loop
End With
Set rs = Nothing
Me.Recalc
End Sub
 
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So here is the code for the button.
See if you can work out what YOU need to change?

As to the control Ldate, set that to dte in the event code below.

It does not make any sense to me to change the date and time for any day in the past? :unsure:
Surely you just need for the day of use?


Code:
Private Sub BTN_Click()
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
dte = Now()
Set rs = Me.RecordsetClone
Set rs = rs.Clone
With rs
    If Not (.BOF And .EOF) Then
        .MoveFirst
    End If
    Do Until .EOF
        If IsNull(!Ldate) Then
            .Edit
            !Ldate = dte
            .Update
        End If
        .MoveNext
    Loop
End With
Set rs = Nothing
Me.Recalc
End Sub
hi Gasman,

If you are receiving hundred of email per day from an auto email distribution and you need to check it one by one and do the action as needed then yes it is possible to change the date/time per day especially if there is shifting in the schedule, and it is actually happening.
 

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hi Gasman,

If you are receiving hundred of email per day from an auto email distribution and you need to check it one by one and do the action as needed then yes it is possible to change the date/time per day especially if there is shifting in the schedule, and it is actually happening.
OK, so work out what Arnel's code is doing. He actually told you that it would only update certain records as well?
 

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The required is every time you click the BTN it will gives you the latest date/time and shows it to all rows.
This display date should stay there unless the button is click to get new date/time
think again.
if one person has just checked 500 emails, then clicked the button, it "stamp" the field correctly.
another shift, another person, does the same for another 500, all records (1000) would be stamped
on same date/time.
this will go on and on.
and there is no telling which record was viewed on which date/time? all records have current date/time?
 

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think again.
if one person has just checked 500 emails, then clicked the button, it "stamp" the field correctly.
another shift, another person, does the same for another 500, all records (1000) would be stamped
on same date/time.
this will go on and on.
and there is no telling which record was viewed on which date/time? all records have current date/time?
hi arnelgp,
You are absolutely correct, thank you for your observation.

Yeah no need BTN, the User should manually select the date/time of the last email he has checked.
The flow will be as below:
>> A person has just checked 500 emails, then he will select the date/time of the last email he worked on let say 08-Sep-21 10:00:01
>> Another shift will check that log date and will start to check the emails from 08-Sep-21 10:00:02. Before leaving he will update the "Ldate" based on the last email date he has checked for the reference of the next shift . let say 08-Sep-21 14:00:08

Same concept as you did in the previous attachment for the BTN, would it be possible that the date to be selected manually in the "Ldate" text box can be automatically applied to ID/rows?
 

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