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Applying a filter to Main form and SubForm based on InputBox

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I have a main form and a subform in Access.  I would like to apply a filter to both based on an input box.  The input box will prompt for the orderID.  OrderID is a field in both the main and subform.  I have the following but it keeps asking me for Temp.

Thanks.

Private Sub Find_Order_Number_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_Find_Order_Number_Click
Dim Temp As Long
Temp = InputBox("Enter the Order ID", "OrderID")
DoCmd.ApplyFilter , ("OrderID = Temp")
'With Me.tblOrdersDetail_Subform1.Form
'.Filter = "strOrderID"
'.FilterOn = True
'End With
Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    MsgBox err.Description
    Resume Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click
 
End Sub
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Question by:solieajm
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by:jefftwilley
ID: 16987866
I think I understand what you're trying to do....but there's another way to do this.
Your main form is based on a recordset. this recordset is either a table or a query of some kind. It in turn is linked to your subform using OrderID I'm assuming. By the very nature of subforms, it will limit it's results based on the Linked field on the main form.

That being said, what you need to do with the OrderID you have the user input is to change the underlying recordset for the main form...ie, filter using the OrderID as criteria.
Ex:

Temp = InputBox("Enter the Order ID", "OrderID")
strSQL = "Select * from SomeTable where OrderID =" & Temp
me.main.recordset = strSQL
me.main.requery


You could produce the same results by creating a dropdown combo box on your main form that displays all the OrderID values and lets you select one. this in turn will create a new recordset for the main form using the item you select to filter the results as mentioned above. Part of the problem you're having is moving that entry from your pop-up form back to the main form.
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kirenievs earned 250 total points
ID: 16988339
If main and sub are propely linked you do not need to set filter on the subform

Private Sub Find_Order_Number_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_Find_Order_Number_Click

Dim Temp As Long
Temp = InputBox("Enter the Order ID", "OrderID")
With Me
.Filter = "OrderID=" & Temp
.FilterOn = True
End With

Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    MsgBox err.Description
    Resume Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click
 
End Sub

You think you should also should think about how to handle this if the user push Cancel or Ok without any values or with non integer values entered.

If you still need to filter the sub, this might work:

Private Sub Find_Order_Number_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_Find_Order_Number_Click
Dim Temp As Long

Temp = InputBox("Enter the Order ID", "OrderID")

With Me.tblOrdersDetail_Subform1.Form
   .Filter = "OrderID=" & Temp
   .FilterOn = True
End With

Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_Find_Order_Number_Click:
    MsgBox err.Description
    Resume Exit_Find_Order_Number_Click
 
End Sub
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