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Converting My filters into a text string

Posted on 2011-02-27
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Hi,
A slightly different question.
I have a continuous form.
I will apply some standard Access filters to this form.
E.g. Show all records where Product = "Widget"

I want to write a log to a one field  audit table in the format ;

"28/02/2011 17:22:20    Filter Applied : Product = Widget"

How do I capture the "Product = Widget" as a piece of text.  It does not have to be exactly in this format - I merely want to record the details of the filter applied.

I am hoping that there is a simple solution for this.  If it is very complex than it might not be worth my while.


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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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try
msgbox me.filter

see what comes out.

if that gives you what you need, you can do this

"28/02/2011 17:22:20    Filter Applied : " & me.Filter
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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 250 total points
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You might check to insure the Filter is on first, to avoid Null values:

If Me.FilterOn Then
  CurrentProject.Connection.Execute "INSERT INTO SomeTable(SomeField) VALUES '" & Now & " Filter Applied: " &  Me.Filter & "'"
End If
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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Thanks all,

Nice and easy
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