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How use DLookup on a report

Posted on 2011-03-17
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I have a text box on a report and am trying to do a DLookup for it.  Here's is what I have in Control Source but it's not working.

=DLookUp("[CapCat]","tblCapacityCategory","[CapCat] =& [txtCapCat]")

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=DLookUp("[CapCat]","tblCapacityCategory","[CapCat] = " & Chr(34) & [txtCapCat] & Chr(34) )

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Perfect
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 FYI, unless it's for some totally un-related data, you should avoid the use of Dlookup().  Instead, modify the query the report is based on and include the table(s) with the info you need.

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