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Access 2002 - Auto Create New Records

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by juandeaux, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. juandeaux

    juandeaux Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2005
    I am in the process of developing an Access 2002-based system while simultaneously learning Access. I have been able to sort things out pretty well with one notable exception. I would like to be able to invoke an action that will automatically create a new record in a Transaction Table for each record that exists in a Customer Table. My logic is that at the beginning of each billing cycle, a transaction record is created which can subsequently be manually processed when payments are received. Is this doable from within Access, or will it require VB or ???
  2. a_klein


    Feb 14, 2005
    From what I understand, you want to periodically take a "peek" at the Customer Table, and then create a new record for each customer, in a Transaction Table.

    Yes, it can be done using Access - but the simplest way to do it uses VBA (within Access).

    I am not sure what kind of interface you have (forms, menues, switchboard or what) - but basically you can create a snippet of code that would say something like (this is just a sample... so it won't 100% work if you cut and paste it):

    dim db as dao.database
    dim rst as dao.recordset
    dim sSQL as string

    set db=currentdb
    set rst = db.openrecordset ("Select * from CustomerTable;")

    docmd.setwarngings false 'so you don't see warnings for each insert
    while not rst.eof
    tempCustomer = rst!customer_id
    '.... etc... get the rest of the customer data you want to grab for the transation table
    sSQL = "INSERT INTO TransactionTable VALUES ('" & tempCustomer
    sSQL = sSQL & "');" 'build the rest of the insert string

    docmd.setwarnings true

    This is the easiest (in my opinion) to understand way of doing what you want to do.... and you can add whatever additional fields you want to "tweak" in the INSERT statement.

    Good Luck.
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