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DYNAMIC SQL SUBFORM RECORDSOURCE RESET/REQUERY PROBLEM

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I have this code running in a Access 2000 database:

Forms![frmAdvCoSearch].[frmSearchSub].Form.RecordSource = bsql
Forms![frmAdvCoSearch].Form![frmSearchSub].Requery

But when I use the same code (but change the form names) in a different, brand new Access 2003 database to reset the SQL of two subforms on the same primary form, it doesn't work.  So, I checked some PAQs and found that the syntax they used was slightly different:

Forms![frmSearch]![frmBuyers].Form.RecordSource = bsql
Forms![frmSearch]![frmBuyers].Form.Requery
Forms![frmSearch]![frmSellers].Form.RecordSource = ssql
Forms![frmSearch]![frmSellers].Form.Requery

But that still doesn't work!!  ANY IDEAS?!

THank you in advance,

n
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by:ala_frosty
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By "doesn't work" what exactly do you mean? Are you getting an error? Does the recordset not get set

Try:
Forms("frmSearch").controls("frmBuyers").Form.RecordSource = bsql
Forms("frmSearch").controls("frmBuyers").Form.Requery
debug.print bsql
Forms("frmSearch").controls("frmSellers").Form.RecordSource = ssql
Forms("frmSearch").controls("frmSellers").Form.Requery
debug.print ssql


Make sure you don't have a field name of the name "frmSearch"  "frmBuyers" or "frmSellers" .. access really hates it when you do that.

Maybe insert a query where the debugs are to make sure your bql and ssql are really returning what you think they should be returning.
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by:Alan Warren
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Hi normenclature,


Check the properties of the sub-form container with the main form opened in design view.
The name property is often not what you would expect it to be, Access has a habit of using the name of the table or query that the subform is bound to as the name of the subform control, should be the same as the value in the next property field Source Object.

Alan
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by:normenclature
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Hi Alan!  

The crazy thing is there is no error-- it simply doesn't pull.  I've tested the queries and both pull the records they should.  It's just not setting or requerying or something.

OK-- frosty, I tried the code you sent and it appears that the resetting code is working because even though when I run the code, the subforms don't update, when I put the main form into design mode and then back to view mode, the records appear in the subforms!!  But when I run the code again, the records disappear--

very strange--

any other ideas?  thanks so much for helping me-- I'm on a deadline.

n
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by:ala_frosty
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can you post this on an FTP site I could grab it and take a look? Kinda hard working blind on this.
Have you tried repainting the parent form?
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by:Alan Warren
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Hi normenclature,

Have you set your Child/master links or is the sub-form not bound to the main form.
If so is the child link field in the new SQL resultset as a field?

Alan
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by:ala_frosty
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Sounds like maybe another event (on current?) is changing them back with the subforms requeries.
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by:ala_frosty
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to that end, try some debugs in your on_current events. Maybe just print the recordsources to see whether they're changing unexpectedly.
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by:normenclature
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frosty-- if you could take a look, that would be great!  And anyone else if they'd be so kind...

ftp://ftp.jonesfamily.com/httpsdocs/ee/

uname: jonesfamily
pword: FdegrrD

Thank you a ton!!
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by:normenclature
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the file is called InStock.zip

thanks again!!
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by:Alan Warren
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by:normenclature
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first go to the folder itself, then when you see it, download it--

the key is to first log into the /ee directory, then you should be good

thnx!

n
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by:normenclature
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you can do it in IE-- pull it up and then when you see the file, right click it and select Copy To Folder...

thanks again!
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by:ala_frosty
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Got it.
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by:Alan Warren
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LogIn:
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tried anonymous :(
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by:ala_frosty
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frmSearch is bound to tblCONTACTS. Is it supposed to be that way? When I remove it, everything works. Why is it bound to the form?

Both FrmBuyers and FrmSellers were linked parent to child with the parent. Was that intentional?

Is there more going on here, or have I nailed it?
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ala_frosty earned 500 total points
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Note: Even after I deleted the parent/child relationships, the search did NOT work. It wasn't until I deleted the reference to the table tblContacts, that the search started working. i'm not sure exactly why, but if this gets you what you want then okay. If not, we have more work to do.
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by:Alan Warren
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Hi normenclature,

seems like you are in good hands here, I couldnt manage to crack  your security on your FTP site. LOL

Alan
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by:normenclature
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Frosty-- my man-- (assuming you are a man)- you DID nail it!  Thank YOU!!  I didn't think I had linked it to the table, but I remember I copied the frmContacts in order to save some time having to set the background properties, etc.

I guess I never knew that was a problem to reset properties on a subform of a form that has a table reference.  Weird.  I suppose you learn something every day.  Thanks again for taking the time.  You really went the distance for me and I REALLY appreciate it!!

Take care,

norm
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by:ala_frosty
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No worries. Glad to help
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