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Identify what the parent of a subform is

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I have two forms that both use a comments subform.  However, depending on which group opens the form is which textbox for the Claim id to be drawn from.  I tried the Me.Parent, but that did not work to identify which form the subform was being used on.
Private Sub CmdNew_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_CmdNew_Click

    DoCmd.OpenForm "FrmNotesView"
    DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNewRec

If Me.Parent = Forms!frmACHClaims Then
    Forms.FrmNotesView.TxtClaimID = Forms!frmACHClaims!TxtClaimID
    Forms.FrmNotesView.ComClaimID = Forms!frmACHClaims!TxtClaimID
ElseIf Me.Parent = Forms!FrmClaims Then
    Forms.FrmNotesView.TxtClaimID = Forms!FrmClaims!TxtClaimID
    Forms.FrmNotesView.ComClaimID = Forms!FrmClaims!TxtClaimID
End If

Exit_CmdNew_Click:
    Exit Sub
Err_CmdNew_Click:
        MsgBox "Error Number: " & Err.Number & _
           "Description: " & Err.Description & _
           "Procedure: CmdNew_Click", vbOKOnly, "Error Message"
    Resume Exit_CmdNew_Click
    
End Sub

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by:mbizup
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Me.Parent.Name will give you the actual name of the form that the subform resides on.
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by:Norie
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Me.Parent should work, where/how  did you try it?
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If Me.Parent.Name = "frmACHClaims" Then
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<no points please>

The other Experts have provided you with the fix, but your code isn't working because you're comparing the value of Me.Parent (which returns a string value containing the name of the Parent form, if there is one), with the value of Forms!frmACHClaims, which would return a Form object. You could fix it as described by mbizup, or you could do this:

Me.Parent = Forms!frmACHClaims.Name

This would return the Name of that form (which would be "frmACHClaims"), instead of the Form object.
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by:ssmith94015
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And thanks to LMConsulting for the explanation.  This does precisely what I want.

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