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Read Work Order seminar Question by Shallena A @ 12/7/2017
As I am going through the WorkOrder Seminar I have had no issues adapting things to my situation but I am looking for some advice before I make a total mess of things.  My business makes personalized items. We do work for both businesses and the general public.  I am trying to figure out how to set up the order form so that it takes into account all of the various options available and also keeps track of what the items cost us to make vs what we sell them for - so profit/loss. So as an example... a Company places an order for 10 tshirts with their logo.  So I have a SubstrateTable (what is the base item they want decorated), A MaterialsTable (to choose decoration items such as vinyl, various ink types and transfer papers).  So on my order form so we can provide an informed estimate - I am having trouble figuring out my flow and how to pull all of the information in and have it not be a mess. Any advice on organizing this type of thing would be so helpful! Thanks in advance,


Reply from Alex Hedley:

Are you using SubForms?
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Read Work Order Seminar question by Donald Wright @ 8/9/2011
I reference this seminar because it points out the problem I am having.  I am not in need of a work-order solution, but I have studied the first 7 lessons.  Here goes:
Richard, you built a CustomerF, with a listbox showing the locations for the currently displayed customer.  And you can double-click, or use the button to open the LocationF to add/modify the locations for the current customer.  Great.  
The LocationF has a similar listbox to view/add/modify the Units for each location.
So, you open the CustomerF, and from here you can add the various locations and units for each customer.  Everything is great.
Here's my question: What happens when you add a new customer???
Sure, I can open the form and use the record navigator to move to a new customer record.  As I type in the new customer data the little "pencil" appears in the record selector indicating I am entering a new record.  When I tab to the Location listbox, the pencil is still there.  If I choose to clck the Add Location button, the LocationF opens, but I cannot see the new customer in the CustomerCombo on LocationF because Access sees me as still entering the new record.
The only way I've found to "update" the customers is to move off the record and back to it.

This seems like it would be awkward for the user to do.  Is there a way to update/requery/refresh the new customer record, and if so, please tell me how?
Many thanks,
Don


Reply from Richard Rost:

Yes, I believe there's a Me.Refresh in there somewhere which saves the new/edited record before moving off it. If I haven't covered it by lesson 7, keep watching. I'm sure that's addressed.
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