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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   3 months ago

Prevent Accidental Edits and Deletes w Edit Mode

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In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create an Edit Mode button for your forms. This way users have to manually click Edit before they can make any changes or deletions. 

Marcel from Brooklyn, New York (a Platinum Member) asks: Is there any way I can keep my users from accidentally editing a record? It happens all the time. People hit a key and change a name or some other value then they just scroll on by and don't even realize what they did. Can I force them to have to click an "Edit" button before they can make changes? It's not a matter of security. I trust everyone. They just make careless mistakes.


Members will learn how to make Edit Mode look a little more fancy. We'll change the background color when the mode switches. We'll change the caption on the Edit button so it says "Save" when the user is done making changes. We'll also see how to deal with Subforms. They require a little extra love. We'll also make a Cancel button so users can cancel their edits.

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36 daysChange Edit Btn BackColorJean-Pierre Christen
2 monthsEdit Mode New RecordEwan Gilfillan
3 monthsSelect Combo BoxBecky Smith
3 monthsBypassing feature for adminPierre-Jean Tessier
3 monthsNo AdditionsDonald Lader
3 monthsHow to handle NEW recordGary James


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