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softspoken

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I have created a form within a database where users will be keying in information that will be stored. I have an issue. When they use the switchboard to access the form and they click within the first field to enter data, it switches from the little black arrow on the left to a pencil ... and it will not allow me to save the record that i keyed in on the form without clicking on the penicl first, which makes the black arrow appear again ... how do i fix this to where it stays in the data entry mode that allows the users to continue to add records .... i hope this is clear enough ...
 

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When you say "and it will not allow me to save the record that i keyed in on the form without clicking on the pencil first", what happens if you go to a new or different record or close the form, it should automatically save the data.
The users do not need to "save" any data.
The save Icon is for saving design changes to the form.
 

softspoken

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The form will be used by multiple users .... and they will be keying in multiple records ... im not using the "save icon" I am using a "Save File" command button. I also have a "Add Record" command button that clears the record once its been saved so that they can start on another record. So are you saying if I took off the Save File command button and just used the Add Record command that it would save automatically?

If not how do I deal with using the "Save File" command button without having to go and click the pencil before the record is saved?
 

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Re "So are you saying if I took off the Save File command button and just used the Add Record command that it would save automatically? "
The answer is yes, it saves automatically, give it a try.
 

softspoken

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thanks that worked .. i was obviously making it harder than what it is ... thanks alot ..
 
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