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I have an if statement where, if something is true, a sub procedure is called which performs various operations and then closes the current form.  I don't want to return to the orginal procedure once the sub has been completed.  If I use Call, it returns.  How do I tell Access to go to a sub procedure and not return?  I have an idea I might need to use Function, but I don't know how to so, if that's the correct way of doing it, please could someone tell me how to use it?  If not, please could tell me someone how I call a sub without returning?

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Sarah
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You cannot do so.
A procedure - whether a sub or a function- is defined as a 'temporary branch' from the current flow and will always return to the originating code.

If you want to close the form after the procedure has run then you should put the close form command immediately after the call to the sub/function in the calling procedure.
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Hi Peter
Thanks.  I had a nasty suspicion that might be the case...:-(  The If was inside a Do.....Loop.  I seem to have solved it by putting an Exit Do on the return, but I had fun trying to get the End If in the right place.  It works now though, so thanks.
Sarah
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