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Posted on 2011-09-08
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Hello Experts,

I am currently beginning on Access/VB.
I am working on a formular which includes a list and a subform.
Basically I type year on a textboxt and the subform shows the list of course beginning at this year after cliking on a button. (table course have an ID, description and Year item)
I think it's something like writting in the button click  event function like:
 
"Me.Form .." but i dont know more.

the "algorithm" is simple:

1)get the year from the text box
2)use this for making a sql request in the subform
3)apply!

I have no idea of the syntax even for 1 and i dont know how to apply SQL request to form (after storing it in a String), could you give me some clues?


Thanks !
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by:Noero
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obviously you deserve more...
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by:Brook Braswell
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if they are two seperate forms then each would have a name similar to FormMain or frmMain and FormSub or frmSub.  If you did not name them then the automatic naming system would have done that for you with the first one created as Form1 and the second as Form2.  With that latter as an example,

Me.TextBox would be equvalent to Form1.TextBox and so to reach your sub form would be Form2.ObjectName.  If you have made some variables as Public in your sub form you would be able to reach them as well...  From2.VarName

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LambertHeenan earned 500 total points
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From you description it seems that you have a textbox that the user enters a date in. That is on the main form. Then you have a listbox that is on a sub-form of the main form.

So you type a date in a textbox (which you should at least have an input mask defined for so that the user will only be able to enter something that *looks* like a date.) For the sake of discussion let's call it txtDateStart, and I will also assume that the listbox is called "ListBoxCourses", and that the sub-form control is called "sub_form_Courses". Substitute the correct names in your application.

Then you have the command button that the user clicks. The On_Click event of that button will do all the work.

First you would need to validate the "date"

    If Not IsDate(txtStartDate) then
        MsgBox txtStartDate & " is not a valid date."
    Else
    ...
    End If

Assuming the date test is passed, then all the other code you need will be in the Else part of the above If statement.

That code needs to update the data source of the listbox that you have on the sub-form. So first you need to create the SQL string that will be used to retrieve the data, again I will make assumptions about table names and fields names...

In the body of the command button's On_Click event declare a string variable...

Dim strSQL as String

... and in the Else section of the above code you would built the SQL ...

strSQL = "Select Id, Description,YearOffered from tblCourse where YearOffered >=#" & txtDateStart & "#"

Then you need to plug that SQL into the data source of the listbox.

Me.sub_form_Courses.Form.ListBoxCourses.RowSource = strSQL

And that should do it for you.

HTH
Lambert
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