MS-Access VB: Can I set RecordSource of a Report without opening it?

Posted on 2003-02-23
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
Hi all!

Anyone knows if its possible to set RecordSource of a Report in VB without opening it? When you try to do that you get an error:
"report name misspelled or not open yet"

When you set it AFTER the report is open, you get an error:
"Can't set a RecordSource to an open report"

This is almost like this joke, that a painter shows a painting with just some gray smear and calls it "Israelis crossing the red see" - and when someone ask him why nothing is there, he replies that the Israelis already crossed and the Egyptians didn't come yet ...:)

The only way I found around it is opening the report in design mode, changing the RecordSource and closing, quite an ugly way.

Thanks for the help!
Question by:udik
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xSinbad earned 150 total points
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The best way to do this would be to base the report record source on a query and then change the query SQL prior to viewing the report.

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