I'm trying to do something that shouldn't be this hard.
* Start with Query A that a user has filtered (in Datasheet view) in some unknown way
* Save the Query as Query B
* Open Query B and apply the filter
The problem (you can check this):
* if I open ANY query in datasheet view
* Add one or more filters (using the dropdown filters -- I'm doing this by choosing a few text values from the list for a text field)
* Switch to SQL view and open the Properties sheet to see the "Filter" value for the query
* PROBLEM: you will see the query name prepended inside the filter
At this point, that query name (Query A) will stay in the filter... even if you save the query as a new query, copy to a new query, etc...
And because that name is in there, if you attempt to activate the filter in the newly named and/or copy of the query, it will blow up, asking you for values of the filter variables.
Seems a workaround would be to either eliminate this problem, or in VBA modify the text value of the Filter property.
I am (unfortunately) on a tight deadline to find a workaround for this. (less than 12 hours from now... and I need some sleep in there :) )
In my case, the process of copying/replicating the query is under VB control... so one great solution would be information on how to "fix" the filter value when saving or copying the query. If I do that by hand, the new query does work fine...