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How do I create a record in a table using information in form controls?

Seth Schrock
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I'm creating a billing database and currently, I'm pulling records from the sales table using the current CustomerID, and two textboxes to give a date range as the criteria for the query. From here, I want to be able to create a record in the Invoices table with the CustomerID, StartDate, and EndDate from the form. The Invoices table is designed as follows:
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  1. tblInvoices
  2. InvoiceID   PK
  3. CustomerID
  4. BeginDate
  5. EndDate
At first I thought I would use an Append Query, but it looks like the information has to be from a datasource such as another table or SQL database. I could use an Update Query if I could have it update the new record since the InvoiceID is an AutoNumber field. What is the best way do to this?
Nov 9 '11 #1
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Seth Schrock
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I found a method using VBA. The code is the following:
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  1. Dim dbBilling As DAO.Database
  2.     Dim rstInvoices As DAO.Recordset
  3.  
  4.     Set dbBilling = CurrentDb
  5.     Set rstInvoices = dbBilling.OpenRecordset("tblInvoices")
  6.  
  7.     rstInvoices.AddNew
  8.     rstInvoices("CustomerID").Value = Forms!frmCustomer!CustomerID
  9.     rstInvoices("BeginDate").Value = Forms!frmCustomer!txtStartDate
  10.     rstInvoices("EndDate").Value = Forms!frmCustomer!txtEndDate
  11.     rstInvoices.Update
Nov 10 '11 #2

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