calling variables from subs.

I have this in a module:
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Public Sub Open_Next_Form(thisformname, nextformname)

MsgBox thisformname
MsgBox nextformname

GlobalCustomerID = thisformname.ID
thisformname.Form.refresh
DoCmd.OpenForm nextformname

End Sub
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I call it this way:
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    Private Sub btnConsumerDebt_Click()

MsgBox Form.Name

nextformname = frmDebtsConsumer
Call Open_Next_Form(Me.Form, nextformname)


'GlobalCustomerID = ID
'Form.refresh
'DoCmd.OpenForm "frmDebtsConsumer"


End Sub
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When I click this button I get a Type Mismatch at "msgbox thisformname"

When I comment out the msgboxes, I get:

"runtime error 2494: The action or method requires a form name argument"
at
DoCmd.OpenForm nextformname


Thanks.

justinhaynesAsked:
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mbizupConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try revising the sub to define the paramters as Form and string::

Public Sub Open_Next_Form(thisformname as Form, nextformname as String)

MsgBox thisformname.Name
MsgBox nextformname

GlobalCustomerID = thisformname.ID
thisformname.Form.refresh
DoCmd.OpenForm nextformname

End Sub


Then call it like this:

nextformname = "frmDebtsConsumer"    '*** nextformname should be Dimmed as string.
Call Open_Next_Form(Me, nextformname)
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justinhaynesAuthor Commented:
thanks, this worked!  I am new to VBA and really appreciate this help.  I am to build a database for a client.  When I originally estimated how much time it would take me, I didn't realise that some of the functionality would necessitate coding.  I'll probably be posting more here.  

thanks again, mbizup.
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mbizupCommented:
I'm glad I could help out.  I noticed from your member profile that you've been around for a while, but this is your first question.  I've found this site extremely helpful in helping me through the learning curves on many of my projects.   Many minds are better than one anyday!

Good luck :-)
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