Open Forms with no data showing

Posted on 2004-03-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have a main form with a tab control that contains several inserted subforms.  When I load/open the main form, data appears on the screen.  The main data for the subforms is populated by the main form combo box field which is the primary key for the main form.  

How to I keep data from appearing on the main form and subforms when the form is first opened, without wiping the data out of the table?
Question by:gdunn59
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JohnK813 earned 100 total points
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Is it safe to assume you're using Microsoft Access?  If so, in your main forms and each of your subforms, go to your Form Properties -> Data tab -> Record Source, and clear whatever is there.

In your VBA code, whenever you want data to first appear in the main form, enter the line:

Me.RecordSource = (Main form recordsource)

For example:

Me.RecordSource = "tblMain"
Me.RecordSource = "SELECT * FROM tblMain"

To update your subforms:
In your main form:

Private Sub Combo1_AfterUpdate()
End Sub

In the Subform:

Private Sub Form_Current()
  Dim strValue as String
  strValue = Forms!MainForm.Controls!Combo1.Value
  Me.RecordSource = "SELECT * FROM tblMain WHERE SomeField = " & strValue
End Sub

I'm sure you'll have questions on this, so feel free to ask them.

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