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Table View refresh

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Could someone please tell me is there a simple way to refresh a table open
in standard table view, without having to either close and re-open, or open
in design than back to datasheet view.

Many thanks.

Gerry Abbott

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Does Refresh on the Records menu do what you want?

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"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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Could someone please tell me is there a simple way to refresh a table open
in standard table view, without having to either close and re-open, or open in design than back to datasheet view.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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No. Records refresh does not do the job.
I still have to re-open the table to see its current state.

Its a pain when testing code, since I've gotta close and open the
table/tables each time to see any updates/changes to the records. Even
queries have the run button to do exactly this for queries.

There must be something Im missing.

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"Wayne Morgan" <co***************************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Does Refresh on the Records menu do what you want?

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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Could someone please tell me is there a simple way to refresh a table open in standard table view, without having to either close and re-open, or

open
in design than back to datasheet view.


Nov 13 '05 #3

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Another problem with the close open approach, is the re-opened table is back
to its default size.
"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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Could someone please tell me is there a simple way to refresh a table open
in standard table view, without having to either close and re-open, or open in design than back to datasheet view.

Many thanks.

Gerry Abbott

Nov 13 '05 #4

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In that case, instead of opening the table, could you add the table to a
temporary query. Add the * field to the query to show all fields and refresh
the query as you've indicated.

As for the second item you mentioned, if I close a table after changing the
visible layout, I get prompted to save the changes. If I answer yes, then
the next time I open the table, the changes to column widths, etc are there.
This may not help with the window size though.

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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No. Records refresh does not do the job.
I still have to re-open the table to see its current state.

Its a pain when testing code, since I've gotta close and open the
table/tables each time to see any updates/changes to the records. Even
queries have the run button to do exactly this for queries.

Nov 13 '05 #5

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Thanks Wayne,
You are absolutely right as I indicated in my last post, creating a query
for all my tables would do the job.
But then if I make adjustments to the table, I've gotta re-do the query. I'm
looking for simplicity not complexity.

And on the second point you are right again, it does not help me with the
window size. At design time it makes sense to have multiple objects visible
on the desktop. so covering it all up with a table window, of which maybe
only a very small portion contains data is the real problem.

If there's not a way of doing this, then I believe its an oversight on
Microsoft's behalf. Unles there's some logical reason why it can't be done
like this.
I'd be interested in how other developers get over this.

Gerry

"Wayne Morgan" <co***************************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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In that case, instead of opening the table, could you add the table to a
temporary query. Add the * field to the query to show all fields and refresh the query as you've indicated.

As for the second item you mentioned, if I close a table after changing the visible layout, I get prompted to save the changes. If I answer yes, then
the next time I open the table, the changes to column widths, etc are there. This may not help with the window size though.

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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No. Records refresh does not do the job.
I still have to re-open the table to see its current state.

Its a pain when testing code, since I've gotta close and open the
table/tables each time to see any updates/changes to the records. Even
queries have the run button to do exactly this for queries.


Nov 13 '05 #6

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Redoing the query was why I recommended the "*" field instead of inserting
each of the fields into the query. If you add or remove field to/from the
table, the changes will show in the query.

Example:
SELECT Table1.*
FROM Table1;

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"Gerry Abbott" <pl****@ask.ie> wrote in message
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Thanks Wayne,
You are absolutely right as I indicated in my last post, creating a query
for all my tables would do the job.
But then if I make adjustments to the table, I've gotta re-do the query. I'm looking for simplicity not complexity.

Nov 13 '05 #7

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PS. While the * does allow the changes to the table to show through, while
the query is open, you may not be able to make changes to the table, so this
really doesn't get you any where. Sorry.

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #8

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PPS, but odds are, depending on the changes you're trying to make, you can't
make the changes while the table is open either, let alone see them.

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #9

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