Using MS Access/Populate Checkbox



I have a table (Assignment) were I'm entering data through a form (FrmAssignment) to populate it.  I have a field(DateReturned) in (Assignment) that I would like to cause it to populate a checkbox (EquipmentAvailable) in a table (Equipment) if a date is entered.  Can you help me?

Mary Goforth

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You would need an event to make this happen. In the AfterUpdate event for the DateReturned field, just say:

If Not IsNull(DateReturned) then
 Assignment = TRUE
End If

See this tutorial for more help on the AfterUpdate Event.

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