Change a report's recordsource at runtime

Hello Experts!

I have "Report1", and sometimes I want the recordsource of Report1 to be Query "ABC", and sometimes I want the recordsource to be Query "XYZ".

I'm at the code right before I DoCmd.OpenReport, and I need to make this change.  Can someone help me.  I was trying to do this, but it didn't work.

    stDocName = "Report1"
    Application.Reports(stDocName).RecordSource = "ABC"
    DoCmd.OpenReport stDocName, acPreview

Oh yes, I'm using Access 97!
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raterusAsked:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Try this:

    stDocName = "Report1"
Docmd.OpenReport stDocName ,acViewPreview,,,,"QueryABC"

Then, in the On Open of the Report:

Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)
If Not IsNull(Me.OpenArgs) Then
   Me.RecordSource = Me.OpenArgs
Else
   ' no record source specified
End If

End Sub

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matthewrhoadesCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_21268869.html

You want to use the DoCmd.OpenReport openargs property to supply the recordsource to your report.  And then in the report itself you would add the code

Sub report_open(Cancel as Integer)

Me.recordsource = me.openargs

End Sub
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raterusAuthor Commented:
I saw the OpenArgs solution while searching, but I'm using Access 97 and it isn't available.  Can I just keep track of the "Args" using a global variable, that's what I'm trying now.
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RgGray3Commented:
either passing the control source using Open args or

Create a global var in a standard module

    Global gstrRecordSource as string

Set the variable to the query or the SQL you want to

    gstrRecordSource = "myQuery"               or "Select...whatever...  however"

and in the on open of the report...

If Len(gstrRecordSource) then
    Me.recordSource = gstrRecordSource
Else
    MsgBox...    someone messed up!
End if


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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"Can I just keep track of the "Args" using a global variable, that's what I'm trying now."

Sure.  Yep ... I think OpenArgs for Reports was not added until A2000!

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raterusAuthor Commented:
Great help guys, I got it working exactly the way I needed it.
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RgGray3Commented:
Glad to assist
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