Solved

Make command button visible if record exists in a 2nd table

Posted on 2011-09-08
4
354 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have a command button on a form which has a query as its record source.  The query comes from a table that has a number field as its key field.  The name of the field in the table is "JobN" and there is a field on the form named "txtJobN" which has the key table field as its control source.

The command button by default is not visible.  But I want it to become visible if there is a like entry in a second table.  This second table has a key field identical to the key field in the 1st table.  What would the code be for the onopen (or would it be oncurrent?) event of the form?

Then, when the command button becomes visible and is clicked, I want a form to open to display the record in the second table.

What is my onclick event for the command button?

--Steve
0
Comment
Question by:SteveL13
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 36505437
use the current event of the form

me.command0.visible=dcount("*","NameOF2ndTable", "JobN=" & me.txtJobN)>0
0
 

Author Comment

by:SteveL13
ID: 36505486
Good so far...

And then,

When the command button becomes visible and is clicked, I want a form to open to display the record in the second table.

What is my onclick event for the command button?

0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:borki
ID: 36505568
You can add a where condition to the form, such as:

DoCmd.OpenForm("frmsecondOne",,,"JobN=" & me.txtJobN)
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 36505735
private sub command0_click()

docmd.openform "form2",,,"JobN=" & me.txtJobN

end sub
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
Traditionally, the method to display pictures in Access forms and reports is to first download them from URLs to a folder, record the path in a table and then let the form or report pull the pictures from that folder. But why not let Windows retr…
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question