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Form.NewRecord Property (Access)

You can use the NewRecord property to determine whether the current record is a new record. Read-only Integer.

expression .NewRecord

expression A variable that represents a Form object.

Note Note

The NewRecord property is read-only in Form view and Datasheet view. It isn't available in Design view.

When a user has moved to a new record, the NewRecord property setting will be True whether the user has started to edit the record or not.

The following example shows how to use the NewRecord property to determine if the current record is a new record. The NewRecordMark procedure sets the current record to the variable intnewrec. If the record is new, a message is displayed notifying the user of this. You could run this procedure when the Current event for a form occurs.

Sub NewRecordMark(frm As Form) 
 Dim intnewrec As Integer 
 
 intnewrec = frm.NewRecord 
 If intnewrec = True Then 
 MsgBox "You're in a new record." _ 
 & "@Do you want to add new data?" _ 
 & "@If not, move to an existing record." 
 End If 
End Sub

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