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Reference field on popup form

Posted on 2011-02-11
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i have a pop up form that contains a listbox with names  how do i reference the selection the user makes back in my main form
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Question by:ChuckRush
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peter57r earned 125 total points
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If you are using a popup form then nothing can access data on it because no code elsewhere can run until the popup form closes.
So you have to use code in the popup form to place the value where you want it.

So in the form_close event procedure of the popup you can do something like:

forms!mainformname!controlname= me.listboxname
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by:ChuckRush
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I was afrtaid of that. I wanted to use the popup window for several fields that reference that same data.  The Main form has several fields that contain an EmplID and i am showing an alphabetical list in the popup to allow a search on last name

Any ideas?
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by:ChuckRush
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OK the POPup works now wheni explicitily reference the ctl in the parent form. Is there a way that i can capture the current ctl i am on and pass it to the popup and use that to update the form in the parent after the selection?
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In the openform command you can pass the name in the Openargs parameter.

docmd.OpenForm "formname", ,,,,acDialog,"callingcontrolname"

Then when you pass the chosen value back you can use the controlname..

forms!mainformname.controls("callingcontrolname") = me.listboxname
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by:ChuckRush
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Thanks Peter
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