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How to Auto Generate a Primary Key everytime i print a report page in MS Acces

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I have a MS Access 2003 database that i want to automate generating of an autonumber ID everytime i print.

Example: I have a table Workorders with a WorkorderID which is a Primary Key and Autonumber. I want to have a print button wherein if i have to print 50 pages, all the 50 pages report will have different WorkorderID(incrementing) on it.

Or is this possible in a Query?
May 19 '10 #1
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I have a MS Access 2003 database that i want to automate generating of an autonumber ID everytime i print.
Autonumbers are used to identify unique rows in a table. Without knowing why you need to generate a new ID every time you print we can't advise you how to do it.

Reports are generally passive documents which summarise entries made; your requirement to change something each time you run the report is not easy to interpret. Can you tell us a bit more about what it is you need, and perhaps post some example data?
Or is this possible in a Query?
Can't say for sure about what can or cannot be done in a query given that it is not clear what you need, but generating new IDs as such - no.

May 23 '10 #2

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@Stewart Ross Inverness
hello sir. i've made a new post with an attachment of what i want to happen.

this is the title of the post "MS Access New Record and Printing VBA Codes"

May 30 '10 #3

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if you just want to display serial number (incremented by given number) then you can use shape command. make a recordset using shape command as follows
"shape {select * from Table1} append new adDouble numSrNo"
use following loop then
while not rst.eof
rst.fields("numSrNo").value = i
now bind the control with datareport

manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Jun 9 '10 #4

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