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Append Query copying data twice Link 
Jim Byers    
Fri 7/3
O.K. I've got another one I don't understand.

I've set up a query to transpose or append relevant information to a NewCustomerT table from the existing CustomerT table.
I've set this up on the originating table/form to send the data to the new table/form rather than calling for it from the new table/form. Not sure if that is relevant. Read More...
Jim Byers   
Sat 7/4
Bear with me, I'm just experimenting
Richard Rost    
Today 11:28 am
Hi Jim. First, you can't embed any images or links in posts in my Forums. I disabled any links or tags for security reasons. I had one customer who thought he was being cute - posted an image embedded from his web site for me to look at (like you did) and then after the conversation was over he changed the image to something inappropriate. So, since then I don't allow images. I'm working on a way you can upload images to my site to be included in your posts, but that's a feature I haven't implemented yet.
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Control Wizard on Subform Link 
Thomas Corbett    
Wed 7/1
My control Wizard is not working in the design controls. I am not trying to use it on a sub-form and the "Use Control Wizards" is chosen. Any solutions?
Richard Rost    
Thu 7/2
You can't use the control wizards on SUBFORMS. You have to open the form up by itself. Limitation of Access. I never knew this myself either (because I don't use the wizards unless I'm teaching them). But after a little research, it appears this is the case. I just learned something too!
Thomas Corbett   
Thu 7/2
I am not using it on Sub-Forms. I even started a new database and brought everything in and it still didn't work :(
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Convert OpenOffice ODB to Access Link 
Colin Enstone   
Tue 6/30
Dear Richard,

Some years ago I worked through many of your courses and not having Microsoft Access had to use OpenOffice to produce ODB files.

Recently I bought  Microsoft Office Professional Plus and would now like to convert the ODB files to MDB files. Read More...
Richard Rost    
Tue 6/30
I haven't used OpenOffice in many years, but from what I remember Microsoft Access cannot directly import ODB files. You will have to open up your database in OpenOffice and Export your information as CSV files - comma separated values - basically text files. Each table in your database will have to become one CSV file. Then you can go into Microsoft Access and import each CSV file into a table.

This shouldn't be a problem if you have multiple flat file tables however if you've got relationships then you have to figure out a way to relate them together using whatever ID field you had in OpenOffice. I could spend a very long time on how to do this and in fact that might make an interesting lesson so if anyone wants to see how to do this let me know.

Also, Access hasn't used MDB files in a while. They are now ACCDB files.

Good luck!
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Creating a Duplicate Record Link 
Richard Rost     
Mon 6/29
Today's TechHelp video goes out to Tanya. She wanted an easy way to create a duplicate record in her forms. I totally forgot about the Duplicate Record Command Button Wizard. Check it out: Create a Duplicate Record
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Auto close Database Link 
Brent Rinehart     
Sun 6/28
What would be the easiest way to auto close a database that is left open on a user's computer? I would like the database to close after say 1 hour of no activity on any form.
Richard Rost    
Sun 6/28
If the database is on your computer, you can do something like this:

Set db = GetObject("C:\MyDatabase.ACCDB")
db.Application.Quit


But that only works if it's on the same computer you're working on. Seldom helpful. The only two ways to close an application remotely is to either connect to their system using something like Remote Desktop OR have a timer form running on their system that checks a linked table for a value/command to close once every hour.

It's funny you ask this, because right now I'm working on a project to remotely update objects (tables, queries, forms, etc.) on databases across a network. It's working great and is about 95% complete. The only problem I'm having is with Modules. They're a pain. I'm getting ready to publish what I've completed so far with the caveat that Modules are still a work in progress. MOST updates are to forms, and that's what I've made sure is working well.

Adding the ability to remotely shut down a workstation would be handy. I'll add it to this project. Look for it in the next day or two. I'm calling it ObjectCopy because the purpose is to copy objects from a central shared folder down to workstations. They have to run an event timer form, but it can be made to stay in the background or only run on startup. In your case, you'd want to let it run continuously and check every hour.
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