Nifty Access Guy
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- Jul 9, 2003
Appreciated. I merely want to use it a means of capturing a snapshot - so the ID fields (for example) would be a foreign key in the destination table.I would say that if you've got a field that ends in "ID" like "OrderID" then it is very likely that it is an auto number field generated automatically by Microsoft Access, which means you won't be able to update it, if that's what you're trying to do.
Hi PeteHi again,
Thanks for taking the time to respond again. Apologies if I wasn't clear enough in my original question - I am a new access user so I really want to understand the underlying methodology for passing data between tables.
Let me try to explain the thinking behind what I want my database to do - the example I gave initially seems to have led to some confusion, so can we pretend for a moment that I never mentioned
I have a database of customers/opportunities/quotes/products etc. When a customer quote is made, I wish to make a FIXED record in a new table of the relevant details (e.g. price, applicable taxes, discounts etc) so that changes to the underlying tables will not affect the record I have made in the new table. However, the example I give here is irrelevant really; I just want to know if a form contains >1 piece of information that I wish to replicate elsewhere, how would I code a command to record the relevant variables temporarily, open a different form and drop the passed information in. I can see that OpenArgs may be a way to do this, but I'm struggling to find a good reference on the process.
I hope that's a clearer explanation, but if not, please say.