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Access - Using option buttons to open forms

Posted on 2007-11-14
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 How do I close the current form when selecting a different option button.  I tried to put docmd.close before opening the form but that only works one time and does not allow me to keep switching between forms.  Goal:  
Open form1, close form1 before opening form2.    
open form2,  close form2 before opening form3.
open form3, close form3 before opening form2.
and so on....

form1,2,&3 also have attached sub-forms.


    If grpViewAll.Value = 1 Then
    DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast1", acNormal, "qryAdd"

    ElseIf grpViewAll.Value = 2 Then
    DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast2", acNormal, "qryAdd"
             
    Else
    DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast3", acNormal, "qryAdd"
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Question by:SharonInGeorgia
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by:rockiroads
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try specifying the name of the form to close

docmd.close acForm, "form1"

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by:rockiroads
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urm, you might also need to play around with your order possibly
open then close or close then open
cant remember, been ages since I touched access
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by:sinjin
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Hi Sharon -
Are you using an option group?
Are these forms different entirely or are you moving between the same three forms?  
Reason I ask is that I would think about changing your code to toggle the visible property on them instead of opening and closing them.  If  you do that then all forms stay loaded in memory so they appear and disappear faster.  Less work for the db engine as well (if your forms are displaying bound data).
-sinjin

PS - code to follow based on your answers :-)
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by:SharonInGeorgia
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I can combine two of the forms.   If the user selects budget then only the budget months appear.  If they select ALL then all of the budget, forecast and Actual months appears.  These two forms work together becasue the columns are locked.  The other form, however, allows changes and uses a different query.  
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ok....

here's how I'd tackle this:


in the OnLoad event of the form Open all three forms and hide them.  If you want a default form to show then don't hide that one.

DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast1", acNormal, "qryAdd"
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast2", acNormal, "qryAdd"
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmForecast3", acNormal, "qryAdd"

Forms!frmForecast1.visible=false
Forms!frmForecast2.visible=false
Forms!frmForecast3.visible=false



In the AfterUpdate event of grpViewAll
Select Case Me.selectView.Value
   
        Case Is = 1 'Budget Only
            Forms!frmForecast1.Visible = True
            Forms!frmForecast2.Visible = False
            Forms!frmForecast3.Visible = False
       
        Case Is = 2 'Forecast Only
            Forms!frmForecast1.Visible = False
            Forms!frmForecast2.Visible = True
            Forms!frmForecast3.Visible = False
       
        Case Is = 3 'Actual Only
            Forms!frmForecast1.Visible = False
            Forms!frmForecast2.Visible = False
            Forms!frmForecast3.Visible = True
   
   
        Case Is = 4 'All
            Forms!frmForecast1.Visible = True
            Forms!frmForecast2.Visible = True
            Forms!frmForecast3.Visible = True
       
    End Select


Hope this helps,
 - sinjin
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