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Entering an aggregate report's date range via a form

Hello,

I have an aggregate query (qry_progressivehealthleads) which is linked to a report (Rpt_PHIladder). In order to load, the query requires the user to enter a date range (for the field LeadDate). This is facilitated through the traditional basic Access messagebox/textbox popup.

I would instead like to have the user enter the date range via a form (frmWhatdates). A picture of the form is below.

To trigger the Rpt_PHIladder, a user would enter the date range, then click the button 'ladder'(Com_ladder) located on frmWhatdates.

This button currently has the following code behind it. Is there a way to substitute the date range the user enters into frmWhatdates, with the date range automatically asked by the query?
Private Sub com_ok_Click()
Dim strReport As String     'Name of report to open.
    Dim strField As String      'Name of your date field.
    Dim strWhere As String      'Where condition for OpenReport.
    Const conDateFormat = "\#mm\/dd\/yyyy\#"
 
    strReport = "rpt_PHIMthly"
    strField = "Leaddate"
 
    If IsNull(Me.txtStartDate) Then
        If Not IsNull(Me.txtEndDate) Then   'End date, but no start.
            strWhere = strField & " <= " & Format(Me.txtEndDate, conDateFormat)
        End If
    Else
        If IsNull(Me.txtEndDate) Then       'Start date, but no End.
            strWhere = strField & " >= " & Format(Me.txtStartDate, conDateFormat)
        Else                                'Both start and end dates.
            strWhere = strField & " Between " & Format(Me.txtStartDate, conDateFormat) _
                & " And " & Format(Me.txtEndDate, conDateFormat)
        End If
    End If
 
    ' Debug.Print strWhere                  'For debugging purposes only.
    DoCmd.OpenReport strReport, acViewPreview, , strWhere
End Sub

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peter57rCommented:
If you are using a Where clause inthe Openreport command you don't need any paramaters in the report's query.
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

If I remove the date range query parameters (i.e the criteria), the query decides to delete the LeadDate field. This means that LeadDate can't be referenced in the query. Unless I'm doing something wrong?
WITH DATE CRITERIA:
 
SELECT Count(L.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
FROM tbl_leaddetails AS LD INNER JOIN (tbl_THC_team AS T INNER JOIN (tbl_PHI_team AS P INNER JOIN tbl_lead AS L ON P.ID = L.PHIconsultant) ON T.ID = L.THCconsultant) ON LD.LeadNumber = L.Leadnumber
WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [enter start date] And [enter end date]))
GROUP BY L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam;
 
WITHOUT DATE CRITERIA
 
SELECT Count(L.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
FROM tbl_leaddetails AS LD INNER JOIN (tbl_THC_team AS T INNER JOIN (tbl_PHI_team AS P INNER JOIN tbl_lead AS L ON P.ID = L.PHIconsultant) ON T.ID = L.THCconsultant) ON LD.LeadNumber = L.Leadnumber
GROUP BY L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam;

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peter57rCommented:
LeadDate is not part of the query results in either case so it can't be referenced by the Openreport command.

Change the criteria in your query to:

Between forms!formnamehere!txtStartdate and forms!formnamehere!txtenddate
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

Under which field should I add this criteria?
Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]
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peter57rCommented:
Replace the existing criteria.
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

I have replaced the existing LeadDate criteria (pic shown below). However when I try to run the report that the query is linked to I get the message "Enter Parameter value for tbl_lead.LeadDate"

The report does not include the LeadDate field
leaddate.JPG
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peter57rCommented:
Please post the SQL view of your query.
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Here Peter -
SELECT Count(L.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
FROM tbl_leaddetails AS LD INNER JOIN (tbl_THC_team AS T INNER JOIN (tbl_PHI_team AS P INNER JOIN tbl_lead AS L ON P.ID = L.PHIconsultant) ON T.ID = L.THCconsultant) ON LD.LeadNumber = L.Leadnumber
WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]))
GROUP BY L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
HAVING (((Count(L.PHIconsultant)) Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]));

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peter57rCommented:
Either remove the criteria from the PHIConsultant column -  it doesn't make any sense to say that a count must be between two date values- or change it to something meaningful if you require it.
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

Apologies about the delay. I believe the SQL code I pasted in was incorrect (sorry!). Below is the correct SQL. The comments I posted above (featuring the picture) still stand.
SELECT Count(L.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
FROM tbl_leaddetails AS LD INNER JOIN (tbl_THC_team AS T INNER JOIN (tbl_PHI_team AS P INNER JOIN tbl_lead AS L ON P.ID = L.PHIconsultant) ON T.ID = L.THCconsultant) ON LD.LeadNumber = L.Leadnumber
WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [enter start date] And [enter end date]))
GROUP BY L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam;

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peter57rCommented:
WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [enter start date] And [enter end date]))

Should be

WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]))

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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

I've made the alteration to the SQL. Note: The [leaddate] field is unchecked in the query.

When I go to frmWhatdates and enter the required date range, I get the error "Enter Parameter Value - leaddate"

My new SQL is:
SELECT Count(L.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam
FROM tbl_leaddetails AS LD INNER JOIN (tbl_THC_team AS T INNER JOIN (tbl_PHI_team AS P INNER JOIN tbl_lead AS L ON P.ID=L.PHIconsultant) ON T.ID=L.THCconsultant) ON LD.LeadNumber=L.Leadnumber
WHERE (((L.LeadDate) Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]))
GROUP BY L.PHIconsultant, P.PHIconsultantteam;

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peter57rCommented:
I can't see any reason why you should get this parameter prompt.
( I assume you are actually being asked for L.LeadDate)

Are you getting this message when you run the query or only when you run your report?
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

When I run the query directly, it asks me for the "forms!frmwhatdates!txtstartdate" and "forms!frmwhatdates!txtenddate"

When I run the report through the form, it asks me for "leaddate" (not L.LeadDate). To be honest I don't even know what the "L." in "Leaddate" is - as the field is named "leaddate" and is actually from the table "tbl_lead"
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peter57rCommented:
The problem in the report is nothing to do with the query.

You need to look at the sorting and grouping settings and fix those by reselecting the fields from the drop down list (even if they look right already).
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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

We're nearly there - I can feel it!

I've re-added the fields to the query and the report, so everything's fresh again. My new SQL below (which shows the new table names)

After I completed this I was still coming across the same parameter error, however I noticed something interesting. It seems that the phrase "Leaddate Between #04/15/2008# And #08/23/2008#" is a default value in the report's Data>Filter section. Once I delete it, all records are shown.

However when I return to design view, the phrase reappears again.
SELECT Count(tbl_lead.PHIconsultant) AS CountOfPHIconsultant, tbl_lead.PHIconsultant, tbl_PHI_team.PHIconsultantteam
FROM (tbl_PHI_team INNER JOIN tbl_lead ON tbl_PHI_team.ID = tbl_lead.PHIconsultant) INNER JOIN tbl_leaddetails ON tbl_lead.leadnumber = tbl_leaddetails.LeadNumber
WHERE (((tbl_lead.LeadDate) Between [forms]![frmWhatdates]![txtStartdate] And [forms]![frmwhatdates]![txtenddate]))
GROUP BY tbl_lead.PHIconsultant, tbl_PHI_team.PHIconsultantteam;

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DozingquinnAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

I just realised that the filter entry "Leaddate Between #04/15/2008# And #08/23/2008#" is based on the dates I select on the form frmwhatdates. Silly me for not noticing.
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