In a subform how do I get the field that is the link to the main form to automatically fill with its matching value from the parent form?
Posted on 2008-09-29
I have a form, ParcelDetail, that has a subform, TitleChain, which lists all of the RecordingNum for the current ParcelNum on the main form. From here, I have a button that will open another form, TitleChainView, for me to view the documents and their details of all the documents listed in that subform on the previous form.
So, I want to list the following fields from my DocInfo table for every RecordingNum listed in the [Title Chain:] subform of the form ParcelDetail: RecordingNum, Instrument, DocumentCategory, DocumentDate, RecordingDate, Grantor, Grantee, LegalDescription. The following query, used as a filter on my table do display that set of documents from DocInfo returns the correct number of records...
SELECT CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.RecordingNum, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.Instrument, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.DocumentCategory, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.DocumentDate, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.RecordingDate, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.Grantor, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.Grantee, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.LegalDescription, CurrentParcelTitleChainQuery.ParcelNum
...but it only shows information for documents that have already been entered. If it hasn't been entered, I can't get it to carry the RecordingNum, which is the linking value to the [Title Chain:] Subform and drop it into its related RecordingNum field.
I have another issue related to this, in that I have a field on a form that I want to enter the recording number, click a button, and go to a form to edit the document related to that number. However, if I haven't already added that particular document, I want the form that pops up to automatically carry the number that I searched on into the appropriate field of the new record that it creates upon opening the form. I suspect that these are related issues, and that it has something to do with using an inner or outer join...?