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    Series Problem (2003)

    Here's my scenario and I don't know how to turn it off . . .

    When I have a table in Access with multiple columns, sometimes the first column needs - let's say a 1 - and if the second column needs a 2 bu chance, Access will automatically fill a 3 in the third column. This is causing a lot of data entry errors. Is there a way this function can be turned off?

    Marlena

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    Re: Series Problem (2003)

    Do you do data entry straight into a table? If so, i would not do this as you have more control when you do it in a form and you should not experience the same problem you are having now.

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    Re: Series Problem (2003)

    Yes, the data is done straight into the table itself. We were working with a form, but the user didn't like it. She wanted to be able to see each line of data as she entered it, not just the current data on the form. I agree with her - for her type of entry - that it is much better to use the table than a data entry form.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Series Problem (2003)

    Create a continuous form based on the table, for example by clicking the New button in the Forms section of the database window and selecting AutoForm: Tabular in the dialog that appears. Select the table from the dropdown list, then click OK.

    A continuous form will allow the user to view several records at the same time, while avoiding the problems with auto complete.

    Added: if you wish, you can edit the continuous form to look very much like a datasheet.

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