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Please help.

I have a crosstab query where the column names are changing every Year.

The report is for getting totals for past 3 years + the year I input.
eg. If I input 2001 the report will be for 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001

I have created a crosstab query which I am referring to in codes below

Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("select * FROM  Form6_Crosstab")

    If Not rst.EOF Then
            rst.MoveFirst
            Do Until rst.EOF
                           
                If IsNull(rst![NAME OF THE COLUMN]) = False Then

                'PY1 = PY1 + rst![NAME OF THE COLUMN]

                End If
                           
            rst.MoveNext
            Loop
                   
        End If

EndDtYr = Format(Forms![IARpts]![EndingDate], "YYYY")

CurrentYear = EndDtYr
Year1 = EndDtYr - 1 (year 1 before the input date)
Year2 = EndDtYr - 2 (year 2 before the input date)
Year3 = EndDtYr - 3 (year 3 before the input date)


EndDtYr is a text field where I enter the current year which the report is based on then I can get the past 3 year in the above code. The problem is the column name in the crosstab changes every time when I enter a new year. How can I refer to the column Names by code. eg. rst![Year1] etc. the name year1 will depends on the year I enter.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG

Can any one Please help
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AlbertoFrog earned 200 total points
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You can create a string which can refer to the column name.

The recordset object has a fields collection attached to it, but since this is the default property of the object, you don't have to specify it.

E.g. rst("columnName") is equivalent to rst!columnName
(Or rst.Fields("columnName"))

This means that you can build the name in code, rather than fixing it a development time.

Alternatively you can use the same property but pass an integer instead, which will return the field in that ordinal position, starting from 0.

E.g. rst(0) or rst.Fields(0)


Alberto
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Thanks AlbertoFrog it worked perfect.
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