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Recordset.clone help

Posted on 2006-04-24
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Last Modified: 2008-01-16
I'm doing a clone of a recordset using set newRS = me.recordset.clone.  I'm then setting the filter for the cloned recordset which works fine.  The problem occurs when I try to turn the filter on.  I get an error message saying "Object doesn't support this property or method".  Why am I able to set a filter for the cloned recordset but not turn the filter on?  Is this possible and I'm just doing something wrong?  

Set newRS = Me.Recordset.Clone
    If newRS.RecordCount > 0 Then
        MyBookMark = newRS.Bookmark

        newRS.Filter = MyFilter
        newRS.FilterOn = True   'Error thrown here.
    End If
Question by:tim_cs
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MikeToole earned 800 total points
ID: 16532170
The property you want is RecordsetClone - i.e.

Set newRS = Me.RecordsetClone
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flavo earned 400 total points
ID: 16532247
There is no FilterOn method for a recordset (DAO or ADO)

Example using DAO:

    Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
    Set rs = Me.RecordsetClone
    With rs
        .Filter = MyFilter
        Set rs = rs.OpenRecordset
    End With

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ID: 16532251
err.. That should have been

  With rs
        .Filter = MyFilter
        Set rs = .OpenRecordset
    End With

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Leigh Purvis earned 800 total points
ID: 16532259
You need to set the filter in a recordset *before* opening a subsequent clone of it.
For example

    Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
    Dim rst2 As DAO.Recordset
    Set rst = Me.Recordset.Clone
    Debug.Print rst.RecordCount
    rst.Filter = MyFilter
    Set rst2 = rst.OpenRecordset
    rst2.Print .RecordCount

Should show a filtered recordcount for the second recordset (because the filter was set on the first one before opening).
You're almost always as well off opening a new recordset anyway - but based on a restricted SQL statement (i.e. with a WHERE clause).
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by:Leigh Purvis
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Morning :-)

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ID: 16534088
there is no FilterOn

newRS.Filter = MyFilter '''turns on a filter
newRS.Filter = 0 ''turns off the filter

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