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MS Access forms : spaces in table names & fields

My table is called "table A".
There is a date field in this table called "1st Date Issued".

My Form accesses this table, and I would like to write an expression which looks at all the entries in my table, and if "1st Date Issued" is more than 14 days ago, then to bring up a MsgBox.

I thought I would use an 'On Enter' event procedure, like

If [table A].[1st Date Issued] < (Date - 14) Then
Call MsgBox("OnEnter :- Date is before 14 days ago")
Cancel = True
Exit Sub
End If

But this gives me syntax errors.

I am new to Access, and all the training I have done has tables and fields without spaces in them.

Can someone give me the correct syntax please ?
And is the 'On Enter' event procedure the best way to handle this ?

Many thanks
Dec 22 '09 #1
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Assuming the [Table A] is the RecordSource of your form then you don't include the table name in the reference.
If [1st Date Issued] < (Date - 14) Then
What is it you want to do after you display the MsgBox? ... No Call BTW.
MsgBox("OnEnter :- Date is before 14 days ago")
Dec 28 '09 #2
Thanks RuralGuy
I ended up with this :

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.[1st Date Issued].Value < Date - 14 Then
MsgBox ("Date is before 14 days ago")
MsgBox ("Enter 2nd Letter Date NOW")
Exit Sub
End If

End Sub

So I just use the msgbox as a warning,
and let the user manually enter the 2nd date.

Best Regards
Jan 4 '10 #3

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