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Read Convention db by Dennis O @ 2/17/2017
A little background. My Access program is for a convention that is held one week a year in November. When I designed the program it was for the 2016 convention so all of my reports and data entries worked. Now it's 2017 except for the membership data I now need to enter the data needed for the 2017 convention. I have set up and can enter data needed for 2017 but when I want to build reports, etc it prints the 2016 reports. I do have a field for the convention year. How can I set up so everything that I need for 2017 can be obtained easily.


Reply from Alex Hedley:

You could have a combo on your Main Menu that lists years, default it to the current year. (Year(Date))
Now wherever you have hardcoded your Year parameter in Queries/Reports replace it with this value.
=Forms!MainMenuF!YearCombo - if you call the combo YearCombo and your MainMenu form MainMenuF.
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Read Convention db by Dennis O @ 12/31/2016
I have been using Access for over a year by taking your classes and adjusting to fit my needs. I am the registration chair for a convention that is held once a year. All of the info collected is for that year is used for that year. My membership info is the main data that is used year after year. Every new year the registration starts over. I am waiting for Advance 3, Advance 2 answered one of my questions. Another question. (I don't know if it will be included in any of the upcoming Advance classes}. Most of my conventioneers come alone or with a friend, so there address are different, but some are husband & wife or a family with the same address. I don't want to duplicate the address, area rep's, and other data that is the same as the father (husband) field. I want to then add the mother(wife)name and have the rest of the data automatically appear and at the same time allow me to change something like her email, cellphone, etc. After the data is set for that person, I will click to the registration page and register that person. I do have a working registration page that I used this past year that worked. It could be something like "Additional Family Member" I do remember Richard saying something like more than one family members can be members. I do have that form included that provides the husband, wife, child, etc. My convention is held every year in November. Thanks for the great classes.


Reply from Alex Hedley:

You could amend Copy Last Record but use the AddressId instead.
There is a course that shows copying a billing address to shipping address, can't remember which one off hand.
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