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What is the difference between "Me.Recordset" and "Me.Report.Recordset" in an Access Report?

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I'm developing an Access 2007 "project" (.adp) as a front-end to a SQL Server 2005 Express database.

I have an Access "Report" that is based on a SQL Server "View".
I would like to trap the report (which is opened with a "WHERE" clause) if there are no records to print.

In the Report's "Report_Load" procedure I can check the "Me.Recordset.RecordCount" value, but I notice there is also a "Me.Report.Recordset.Recordcount" that can be checked.

Can someone explain the difference between a Report's "Me.Recordset" and "Me.Report.Recordset" and whether they are the same thing or might ever contain different values, and which of the two might be the more reliable to use?

Many thanks.
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Could you not use the NoData event to capture a report with no data?

No real different between Me.Recordset and Me.Report.Recordset, not that I know off anyway
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Like rocki said, I don't think there is a difference between Me.Recordset and Me.Report.Recordset in the context you are using this.

The .Report property does have its applications though.

Consider the following as a reference to a subreport:

Me.MySubreportName

That refers to the "subreport control", or container that houses the subreport.  You can use this to get/set properties such as the border of the subreport, the master/child links the enabled or visible properties...

However to refer to the controls and properties within the subreport, you would need to add the .reprort property:

Me.MySubreportName.Report

With this addition, you are referring to the subreport as a report, not just a container, so you can refer to its controls etc:

Me.MySubreportName.Report.Mytextbox
Me.MySubreportName.Report.Recordset
etc...
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Thanks for the prompt responses.
I have been "incomminicado" for a couple of days after posting the question.
I hope you don't mind me splitting the points because you both gave me good advice.
Many thanks.
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No worries, glad we could all help :)
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Ditto!

Rocki (and colinasad),

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oooh, I didnt know that. Thanks for that bit of useful info.
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