The Microsoft Access Order Entry form you created contains all the information that your customer reps need to take a phone order. But every now and then the customer rep needs to access another form that has information that isn't on the order form.
Instead of adding a subform to the order form, you can add a command button that let's your rep pop open the desired form when needed. For example, a customer may need to change their e-mail address, which may be kept on the Customer E-mail Address form.
To create a command button that, when clicked, will pop open the necessary form, follow these steps:
- Open the Order Entry form in design mode.
- Click the Command Button tool on the toolbox and click and drag it to insert the command button control on the Order Entry form.
- Right-click the command button and select Properties.
- Under the Format tab, change the caption to E-mail Address.
- Select the Event tab, click the On-Click Property's drop-down menu, and then select Event Procedure.
- Click the On-Click Property's Build button.
- Enter the following command at the prompt:
DoCmd.OpenForm "Customer E-mail Addresses"
- Press [Alt][Q].
Now when your reps' customers need to update their e-mail addresses, the rep can click the command button to access the correct form and make the necessary changes.
Note: In Access 2000, when you click and drag to create the command button, a wizard pops up; you should cancel out of that and proceed to the next step, right-click the button, and select Properties.
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