Microsoft Access - Quickly Move To Specific Records (Access 97/2000/2002)


Although the record numbers display in the text box associated with a datasheet or form's record navigation buttons aren't permanently linked to specific records, they're often helpful for finding records during the current work session. All you have to do is enter the number in the Record text box at the bottom of the form and press [Enter]. Access maintains focus on whatever control was active before using the Record text box, providing an easy way to examine data from records that may be far apart in the recordset. As convenient as this is, you might find that using your mouse to move your insertion point to the Record text box disrupts your workflow. Fortunately, you don't have to use your mouse at all--just press [F5] to activate the Record text box.

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