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Referencing the combo box in the subform?

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I am trying to requery for the combo box in another form.

I have two forms.
frmPublication/frmqryAffiliatiion_subform
frmAuthor

When I adda new record in the frmAuthor, I want to requery the combo box in the subform of the frmPublication.

I don't see the control name for the combo box in the subform.
It is tied to the AuthorID so I am using the AuthorID as the controlID.

The subform has several textboxes to display the fields. I converted the textbox to a combo box.


How can I reference the combo box of subform in another form?

There is no field named "Forms!frmPublication.[frmqryAffiliation subform].Form.AuthorID in the current record.
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Question by:dkim18
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Your syntax looks okay - I think you just need the correct name for your combo.

- Open your subform in design view
- Right click on your combo box and select 'Properties'
- Under the tab labeled 'Other', look for the Name property of your combo

That is the name that you should use in your syntax:


Forms!frmPublication.[frmqryAffiliation subform].Form.YourComboName
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On another note, the "subform name" should be the name of the subform control - which may be different from the name of the subform as it appears in the database window or navigation pane.

You can find the correct name by
- opening your main form in design view
- Right-clicking on the edge of the subform and selecting properties, and checking the Name property
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by:dkim18
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I have it as AuthorID.
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by:mbizup
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Can you upload a sample copy of your database, with any sensitive data removed?
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by:dkim18
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I check the subform name too, frmqryAffiliation Subform.
It is same.
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by:als315
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Create empty query, use builder to select your field (start from main form, then select subform), copy full name of field from query builder to VBA code
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by:dkim18
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OK. I got it fixed.

I used the macro to requery.
It was giving me that errror.

I changed it to the event code and it is working fine.

Why would macro error out though?
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by:mbizup
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I ran into siomething similar in another question recently.

In that case it turned out to be a timing issue -- the Macro was getting executed before the subform was actually loaded.

With VBA, the timing of form/subform events is a lot more clear-cut.
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