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Passing bookmark or active record to another form

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Please help:

I am having problems with a new form not being able to draw the proper information from the table.

I need the form to display the information on a record that the user had selected on a previous form.

In my current method, I have a book mark set to the proper record, and the new form would read from that record upon opening.  Unfortunately, the book mark seems to be reset every time.

I was told that this may be solved multiple ways, such as using a sub form instead of a stand alone form.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks for the help.
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by:mladenovicz
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Did you pass recordset to another form?
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by:antaren
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Unsure, what method would I use to do that?
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Maybe I didn't understand you properly but try this,

To form (I will call it frmDisplayRecord) that should display record add this function

Public Function ShowRecord(adoRecord As ADODB.Recordset)
    Dim adoField As ADODB.Field
   
    For Each adoField In adoRecord.Fields
        Debug.Print adoField.Name, adoField.Value
    Next
End Function

On main form when you select a record call
frmDisplayRecord.ShowRecord YourRecordset

YourRecordset is positioned on the record you want to display.

HTH
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by:Noel_Castillo
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If you are opening two seperate recordsets on different form, bookmark wont work even if the two recordsets refers on the same table(in database). This is because a recordset creates its own set of bookmarks.

One way of doing this is by passing the actual recordset from the original form(display form) to the form where the user will select the record. Create a function in your in your lookup form(where record selection occurs) that accepts a recordset as its parameter.

'Create this function in the lookup form named frmLookUp
Public Function LookUp(ByRef rs as ADODB.Recordset) As Boolean
     Me.Show 1  'lookupform needs to be modal to hault until a user selects a record
     'Any movement done in the lookup form will reflect in the calling form.
End Function


'Call the function from the original form.
frmLookUp.LookUp OrigRS
'OrigRS will be set by the function (points to the row selected by the user)

:) i hope this helps
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by:Noel_Castillo
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treating a form as a function as i shown above for some generic tasks is a good programming style(i think). But still its up to you on whats you're confortable using with.
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