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I am using the following routine to copy a row and append it to the table. The user then changes appropriate information relevant to the current date.

I keep getting an error when using CopyPA macro as posted. The error: Action failed Condition: True Action Name: RunCommand Arguments: 38.

When I halt it, the message "the command or action 'PasteAppend' is not available now". Sometimes it will work, but then other times, I get the error. From what I found while searching for this error, the clipboard is full at the time and cannot accept anything more. I attempted to add a routine to clear the clipboard, and that doesn't seem to be working. Perhaps I don't have it defined correctly. Could someone look at this and tell me if I have the functions/sub correctly defined in the right location? Can you tell me why I am getting the error and if I am on the right track? I am using Access 2003.
CopyPA macro:
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  2.  RunCommand SelectRecord
  3.  RunCommand Copy
  4.  RunCommand PasteAppend 
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  2. Private Sub CopyRecord_Click() 
  3. On Error GoTo Err_CopyRecord_Click
  5. Dim stDocName As String 
  6. stDocName = "CopyPA" 
  7. DoEvents
  8. DoEvents
  9. DoEvents
  10. DoEvents
  11. DoCmd.RunMacro stDocName
  13. Exit_CopyRecord_Click: 
  14. Exit Sub
  16. Err_CopyRecord_Click: 
  17. MsgBox Err.Description 
  18. Resume Exit_CopyRecord_Click
  19. End Sub 
Feb 29 '12
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Kent T
6 New Member
It's a good thought. I had it banging through my little brain all weekend, and dummy here found that the same commands are available in VBA that I was using in the macro. I have nixed the macro and changed the code to include DoCmd.RunComman d as needed. I was making it entirely too hard. Thanks for all your direction.
Mar 5 '12 #11
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Good to hear :-) There's no reason everyone should have to learn all the same lessons from scratch.
Mar 5 '12 #12

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