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Load a form in datasheet view from another form

Posted on 2004-09-07
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I've got a form with a command button that I want to open a separate form in Datasheet view.  All form properties on the second form are set to datasheet specifically with an event procedure under the command button from the first form to load the second as a filtered form. If I put the code "DoCmd.RunCommand acDatasheetview" it  errors out with "datasheet view is not available" after canceling the error the form loads in the form view.  Which can be manually switched to datasheet view.  If I try a macro specifying Datasheet in the "On Load" property of the second form I get an Action Failed window which when halted opens the form in Form view?  What am I missing.
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Colosseo earned 250 total points
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Hi

you dont say what version of access you are on but this should work ok

DoCmd.OpenForm [form name], acFormDS

Just replace [form name] with the name of the form you want the command button click to open

Cheers

Scott
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by:m_olson57
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Thanks,  Access 2000.  It was the acFormDS that threw me.  I didn't try it in the correct order.  This works:

    Dim stDocName As String
    Dim stLinkCriteria As String


    stDocName = "frm_Print_Prep_1"

    stLinkCriteria = "[toc_ID]=" & Me![ID]
    DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, acFormDS, , stLinkCriteria

Thanks again!
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by:flavo
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just tested

DoCmd.OpenForm "Form1", acFormDS, , "[myID] = 1"

works fine.

Are you sure the form is the right name?

Try just opening a query that is based on the same info - easier and in ds mode :-)

Dave
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by:flavo
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woops... now is see it worked...

Carry on..
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