Seems Simple - Save the Data and Clear the form

Mellette

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After my last job at Universal Studios TV Residual Department, I used to tell people, "I can make Ecel wash your car," but of course, it's the simple things that trip us up, isn't it?

I'm making a form for a film festival that I work for. The idea is to have a single form to fill out for each submission that tracks all of its life with the festival -- from submission, to screening results, to either rejection letters or acceptance and beyond.

To do this, I've created a template and used the Data Tracking Wizard to have the data from the template stored in a list. Fine. It's set up okay, but I can't figure out how to save the data on the screen and clear it to start on another film. I have all kinds of formulas and validations within the template, so I can't just record a macro to delete the fields. I don't want to have a workbook for each film, as we have thousands of submissions.

Can this be done in Excel, or am I looking at having to use Access?
 

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SydneyGeek

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You probably *could* use Excel for this but it'd be hard work.

I'd recommend setting it up in Access. Databases are much better suited for organising data like this. Also, forms in Access are a lot easier to use and more powerful than Excel UserForms.

Denis
 

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