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Run-Time Error 94 - Invalid Use of Null

Posted on 2007-11-26
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I created a text box (txtText) and pasted this function in the Control Source:
=GetTestType(Nz([cboTestType]). This text field is used only for display purposes.

When user selects an item from cboTestType, the item selected is displayed both in the combo and the textbox (txtTest).

Problem:
How do I correct this Run-Time error 94?
When user selects an item from a cboTestType, user gets: Run-Time error 94 - "Invalid use of Null"

.......on...
GetTestType = DLookup("TestType", "tblTest", "TestlID='" & myPID & "'")

...from the function below:

Public Function GetTestType(myPID As String) As String
If Len(myPID) < 2 Then
GetTestType = "" ' or whatever you want to dislpay in this case
Else
GetTestType = DLookup("TestType", "tblTest", "TestlID='" & myPID & "'")  '<<== Error line
End If
End Function
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Question by:billcute
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Hi billcute,

GetTestType = nz(DLookup("TestType", "tblTest", "TestlID='" & myPID & "'"))

Good Luck!

Gary
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by:billcute
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tbsgadi:
Could you please provide an explanation why "nz" was placed before "DLookup"?
The same function worked for me in other texttype boxes.

Regards
Bill
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by:billcute
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tbsgadi:
Is there any way I can let you know of my future posts?
Regards
Bill
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by:tbsgadi
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The nz turns nulls into "".
You probably didn't have nulls before.
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