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Hello,

I am creating an inventory database where I need to save an inventory history. I need to be able to duplicate an existing record (simple enough) and then lock the original record so only the duplicated record can be edited. How do I lock the original record after creating a duplicate?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom Bardenwerper

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Originally posted by Werper:

Hello,

I am creating an inventory database where I need to save an inventory history. I need to be able to duplicate an existing record (simple enough) and then lock the original record so only the duplicated record can be edited. How do I lock the original record after creating a duplicate?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Tom Bardenwerper


The easiest way I can think of is to have a flag in the record called Locked which is set to either 1 or 0. When you want to lock a record set Locked to 1. Whenever you have a script which could possibly allow the user to edit the record, check the value of Locked. If the record is unlocked, take the user to a layout that allows data entry. If the record is locked, take the user to a layout that only allows data viewing. Since it's only going to have a value of 1 or 0 (true or false), you can have your script do something like this:

If [ Locked ]

Go to Layout [ Data View ]

Else

Go to Layout [ Data Entry ]

End If

Chuck

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Originally posted by Chuck:

The easiest way I can think of is to have a flag in the record called Locked which is set to either 1 or 0. When you want to lock a record set Locked to 1. Whenever you have a script which could possibly allow the user to edit the record, check the value of Locked. If the record is unlocked, take the user to a layout that allows data entry. If the record is locked, take the user to a layout that only allows data viewing. Since it's only going to have a value of 1 or 0 (true or false), you can have your script do something like this:

If [ Locked ]

Go to Layout [ Data View ]

Else

Go to Layout [ Data Entry ]

End If

Chuck

Thanks Chuck! That did the trick!

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