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Posted on 2008-06-24
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I must be not doing something right. I've got a combo box listing values from a table. Each value corresponds to a different form. When the user makes his selection he presses a button that opens the appropriate form based on which value was selected.

Here's where I started:

Private Sub Command8_Click()
    Dim stForm1 As String
    Dim stForm2 As String
    Dim stForm3 As String
    Dim stForm4 As String
   
    stForm1 = "EngForm"
   
    If [Me.combo5.text] = "Engineering" Then
    DoCmd.OpenForm stForm1
    Else
    End If
   
End Sub

Seems like it should work to me but I'm somewhat of a beginner.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 21859612
   If [Me.combo5.text] = "Engineering" Then
is wrong...

this should work better
    If Me.combo5.text = "Engineering" Then
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by:Haze0830
ID: 21859781
I tried that first. Couldn't get it to work.

I should have been more specific about the error I'm getting.

Run-time error '2465':
Microsoft Access can't find the field '|' referred to in your expression.


Mind you, all the field and form names are correct in the code.
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by:Haze0830
ID: 21859795
Ok, scratch that. When I remove the brackets error I get is this:

Run-time error '2185':
You can't reference a property or method for a control unless the control has the focus.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 21859923
ok. try to use .Value instead of .Text
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by:TRobinJames
ID: 21859931
Is this VB6 or VBA or ...?
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by:3_S
ID: 21860047
VB6
    Dim fTemp As Form
    Set fTemp = Forms("EngForm")
    fTemp.Show
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by:Haze0830
ID: 21860259
VBA
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by:TRobinJames
ID: 21860290
So, is this a combobox on a userform or on a sheet?
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by:3_S
ID: 21860401
There is no need to use a variable as I see in your example
    If [Me.combo5.text] = "Engineering" Then
            DoCmd.OpenForm "EngForm"
    End if
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3_S earned 250 total points
ID: 21860446
Sorry wasn't reading your question correctly

    stform1 = "EngForm"
    Me.combo5.SetFocus
    If Me.combo5.Text = "Engineering" Then
            DoCmd.OpenForm stform1
    Else
    End If
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by:Haze0830
ID: 21864838
3S got it. Thanks for the help!!
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