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Progress Bar Form Completion
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   11 months ago

Progress Bar 2: Show Completion Progress of Form

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Learn how to use a Progress Bar to show the completion progress of a form with a large number of fields on it.

David from Virginia Beach, VA (a Gold Member) asks: I really enjoyed your video on progress bars. I have a form with about 70 text boxes that require information to be entered over several weeks time, not all at once. Is there any way to create a progress meter indicating how much of the form has been completed to date? I would like it to appear at the top of the form and show how each record's profess stands as it is changed. Thanks, and live long and prosper!


I'll show you how to use a For Each command to loop through the controls on the form and count them automatically using the Tag property. We will also display the percent complete for each of the records in a continuous form and make them look pretty with some conditional formatting.

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Julian Okolonji 
25 days ago
Hi Richard

Is it possible to use to use this method for a form that has sub forms and the control included in the calculations (CalcPBar)

Richard Rost
24 days ago
I'm sure you could get it to work. A subform shouldn't matter.
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Hezi Cohen 
4 months ago
Dear Richard
My question is can you apply Progress Bar in a continuous form?
Richard Rost
4 months ago
Not the way I have it coded here, no. It would be challenging because by default a continuous form object is the SAME for all of the objects. Unless you save a text value in a field in the underlying table (like the XXXX progress bar I showed in an earlier lesson) OR use something like Conditional Formatting, you can't do it.
Alex Hedley
4 months ago
Would the Continuous Form - Dependent Combo Tip help?
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