I have been working with Perl Win32 GUI / MS-ACCESS for over 5 years

And have never come across this issue before until this week.  The reason?

 

I have never had the situation where my Win32-GUI / Win32-ODBC front-end

To the MS-ACESS database was being used while an MS-ACCESS forms-based

User-interface was also being used by the company.

 

The native behavior of MS-ACCESS forms is to place null values in table columns

when a row is added and no value has been assigned to the column.  My front-ends

always put BLANK values if the user has not entered a value (except for dates.

I place a null if the user does not set the date via the DateTime Win32-GUI control).