Update After Lost Focus

I have a form with a combo box for the user to select a specific date. I need to update the date field after the combo box loses focus instead of on the change of a record.

Can someone provide me the vb code that will update the field when the focus is lost?

Thanks for your help,


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Hi there.

I have a form and on open it traps the user into a combo box where an option must be selected before they can move to another field. I did this by using the lost focus event of the combo to check if an option has been selected and then return the cursor to the combo if no selection has been made.

The problem is that there is an exit button on the form which the user must be able to use to exit the form without interacting with it, say if they opened the form by mistake and just wanted to exit immediately.

I cant find a way to trap users into selecting an option from the combo before filling the rest of the form while still allowing the exit button to work. At the minute you still have to select an option in the combo even if you just want to exit the form.

I have been a notes developer for years so Iím still not that familiar with access and the way its events work so this could easily be a gormless question. Feel free to point that out. Any comments would be much appreciated.

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The button adds the record. The add record does not hold the product of the calculation but I would like to give a real time preview of what the query will produce.

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The result of this means that if someone enters a 1 $5 appears in field C, then hits a 0, $50 appears in fieldC.

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response.write(rs("my_memo_field")) 'give correct output
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Exit For
End If
Next i

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Exit For
End If
Next i

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Exit For
End If
Next i

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Exit For
End If
Next i

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Exit For
End If
Next i

For i = 0 To lstCallType.ListCount - 1
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End If
Next i

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Exit For
End If
Next i

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