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    Linking Forms to a data table

    Hi - I hope the folloing makes sense...

    I am working on Access 2003, and I am trying to create a v small database, I have created a form with a few drop down options and also added a few text boxes. Now I want to do two things:

    1) Add to "next" button onto the form which creates a new form.
    2) Add an "upload" button onto the form which transfers the data onto a Data_Table.

    I have created the data table, but I can't work out how to link the form and the table together.

    Thanks very much!!

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    Lucy,

    Welcome to the lounge as a poster.

    In most database programs, including Access, you want to create your table first. Then you use the table to create the form via the Forms Wizard and it automatically links the fields of the table to fields you place on the form (as long as they exist in the table as you can also place fields that are not in the table). As for the next button the default form wizard will place navigation buttons on the form which allow you to step through the records of the attached table and add new ones. Here's a link to some free course material on Access. Post back if you have more questions.

    FYI: Here's a direct link to the Access 2003 Manual PDF download.
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2012-07-31 at 08:52.
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    Thank you

    Thanks very much for your help. Form and Table working well now.
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