Solved How to block User From Choosing Next Combo Box (1 Viewer)

lacampeona

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Hello experts,

I have one idea. I dont know if that is possible. hmmmmm

Lets say I have 7 combo boxes.I want to prevent users to start entering data lets say in combo box 3 ( table) I want that user must start entering data in order...first combo1, then combo2, combo3..and so on..

Name of comboboxes: 1.House, 2.Chair, 3.Table, 4.Light,5.Mouse, 6.Pencil,7.Cat...

What I want is when form opens first combo box House must be open (enabled) and all other combo boxes from 2-7 must be disabled.

When user will enter data into combo box 1 (House) the combo box must go from enabled to disabled and the next combo box 2 (chair) must get from disabled to enabled and other combo boxes from (3-7) must still be disabled. When user will enter data in combo box 3 ( Table) the combo box 4 must go from disabled to be enabled and combo box 3 must be disabled and so on...

If someone can give me some idea, examble I would be very appreciate.

Thank you.

1 enabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 disabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 enabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 disabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 enabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 disabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 enabled-5 disabled-6 disabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 enabled-6 disabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 enabled-7 disabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 disabled -7 enabled

1 disabled-2 disabled-3 disabled-4 disabled-5 disabled-6 disabled -7 disabled
 

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Start with all combos except #1 as disabled. In the AfterUpdate event of combo #1, enable combo #2, then set the focus to it and disable combo #1. Repeat the process for the rest of the combos. Does that help?
 

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Ok I will try to see what I will managed
thank you
 

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Hi
ok now I managed to do that I didnt know that i have to use after update...hmm what now? now all the fields are disabled? this is good and bad hmmmm
How I managed now to enable again some combox? on which event is good to do that?
when maybe user will need to correct some mistake? Maybe I can open some combos...hmmmmm
 

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Hi
ok now I managed to do that I didnt know that i have to use after update...hmm what now? now all the fields are disabled? this is good and bad hmmmm
How I managed now to enable again some combox? on which event is good to do that?
when maybe user will need to correct some mistake? Maybe I can open some combos...hmmmmm
What does your company policy say regarding this business rule?
 

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It is me and my ideas about what user can do wrong.

The problem is I need to disable some comboxes becouse I have code that will do some update.

Imagine, you choose combo box A ( this is combo1) when you choose combo1 this combo1 will do some update in combo7 and i am
afraid that user then will just close the form and my update will be executed. If user close the form I dont want that this update will be
performed.

I dont know how to prevent that update. I am using validation rule ( it is working) but when update is done I cant undo the update in the specific table?

Do you have any ideas how I can prevent that? Becouse of that I start thinking about disabled enabled combos..

hmmmm
 

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