VB COde for invoking Filter By Form from Button

I have a simple form with a number of fields. I want to add a button on the form so that it wil invoke the Filter By Form function. Or is there an easier way to build search forms? I don't mind allowing the user to search for all items on the form.
jcaiolaAsked:
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RDWaibelCommented:
once you have the filter built...
me.filter = "MyField = 'MyValue'"
me.refresh
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jcaiolaAuthor Commented:
Clarification:
I have a form called "Home"
On this form are four fields: "Name", "Number", "City", "Zip"
I want to click a button on that form and have it bring back the same 'form', but as a search form with all of the fields blank.
Thanks
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TextReportCommented:
To have a command button invoke the filter by for you use

DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdFilterByForm

Cheers, Andrew
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jcaiolaAuthor Commented:
Thanks - this should do the trick.

One final question. If I want to use a command button to jump to a form with a subset of the larger form's fields, search and then come back to the original form with the found record selected, do I just do this by creating a small form, opening it as a popup, searching for the appropriate record, and then closing it?
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TextReportCommented:
That is a major piece of VBA coding and you are on the right lines with the logic.
Cheers, Andrew
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"I want to add a button on the form"
Why not user the built in right click menus ... OR .. easily build your own professional looking menus/toolbars.

Everything you need is here ... see this link:

http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/articles/menubars.html
       
Not sure it that article mentions it, but ... when you are in the Customize mode (dialog) ... if you hold down the Control key, you can drop and drag (ie, copy) menu items from one place to another ... handy for making a new menu that is similar another one.

Here is a related link also:

http://office.microsoft.com/training/Training.aspx?AssetID=RP010036621033&CTT=6&Origin=RC010036361033

mx
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