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Fill Combo box with value from button

Posted on 2011-09-12
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I have a main form that users click a button to launch a search form from the main form, the search form has a combobox that I want filed with a value (i.e. ITEMNMBR). I tried the code below but it throws an error "Microsoft office access can’t find the form frmSearch referred to in a macro expression or Visual Basic code"
 
Private Sub btnSearch_Click()
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmSearch", , , , , acDialog
[Forms]![frmSearch]![cboSearchField] = "ITEMNMBR"
End Sub

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Question by:skull52
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
ID: 36524401
First, try removing the acDialog - because the next line of code will not execute until frmSearch is closed.

Private Sub btnSearch_Click()
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmSearch", , , , , acDialog
[Forms]![frmSearch]![cboSearchField] = "ITEMNMBR"
End Sub

Instead, in frmSearch ... set the Modal and PopUp properties to Yes.

mx
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 36524406

Private Sub btnSearch_Click()
DoCmd.OpenForm "frmSearch", , , , , acDialog

End Sub

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in the load event of frmSearch use this code

Private sub From_load()

me.[cboSearchField].value = "ITEMNMBR"
end sub

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note * post the RowSource of the combo box



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ID: 36524460

Might as well just set the Default Value of  cboSearchField to "ITEMNMBR", then all you need is this:


Private Sub btnSearch_Click()
     DoCmd.OpenForm "frmSearch", , , , , acDialog
End Sub

mx
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by:skull52
ID: 36524496
Thanks MX that did it.

Cap, I can't do the on-load event for the search form as there will be other values entered, I am putting a search button next to each control that is searchable and placing that value into the combo box. but thanks anyway.
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by:skull52
ID: 36524526
I selected the wrong solution I meant to select MX's first solution  
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