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Posted on 2011-03-17
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Hi see attached.

I have a very simple form based on a very simple table.
If the [Price] field is > 100 then I want to display the wording "High"

See code below where PriceType is determined to be "high" or "low" .

How do I get the "PriceType" displayed on the actual form.  See my attempt gives an error.
Private Sub Form_Current()
Dim PriceType As String
If Me.price > 100 Then PriceType = "High" Else PriceType = "Low"
End Sub

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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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peter57r earned 400 total points
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Add a textbox to the form.
If the name of the textbox is txtPriceType then you add another line

If Me.price > 100 Then PriceType = "High" Else PriceType = "Low"
me.txtPricetype = pricetype

You could do without the variable completely and just set the textbox directly in the 'if' statement.
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by:t_hungate
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You can also do this by adding two hidden textboxes one for high and one for low, then use your if statement to change the visible property of the textbox.

If Me.txtPrice > 100 then
    Me.txtPriceTypeHigh.visible = true
    Me.txtPriceTypeLow.visible = false
else
    Me.txtPriceTypeHigh.visible = false
    Me.txtPriceTypeLow.visible = true
End if
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by:Patrick O'Dea
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thanks again
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