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access open report criteria - error!

Posted on 2012-03-19
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I'm trying to open a report with the following statement:

DoCmd.OpenReport "CatWebWork2CommentR", acViewPreview, , "LinkToID = 526 AND CommentTypeID = 'CatWebWork'"

I get an error: "Data type mismatch in criteria expression", and access crashes.

What can be causing this?
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Question by:etech0
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by:mbizup
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Is commentTypeID numeric?  You are passing a string literal.  

If CatWebWork is a variable or field on your form, and commenttypeID is numeric, try this syntax:

DoCmd.OpenReport "CatWebWork2CommentR", acViewPreview, , "LinkToID = 526 AND CommentTypeID = " & CatWebWork
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by:etech0
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It's a lookup field in the table. Am I supposed to pass the number, or the text?
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by:mbizup
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Look at the properties for CommentTypeID in the table's design view.

If it is a numeric field, you should pass a number.

If it is a text field, you should pass the text value.
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by:etech0
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It's a number. I'll try passing a number.
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by:etech0
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Now I don't get the error, but it's not filtering by LinkToID!
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mbizup earned 500 total points
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Then the criteria are probably mutually exclusive - ie: you don't have any records in the recordsource where both of these are found:
          LinkToID = 526
          CommentTypeID  =  the number that you passed
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by:etech0
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Forget the last comment - it's working now.

Just give me a few minutes to test it out...
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by:etech0
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That must have been it.

Thanks a million!
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by:mbizup
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Glad to help out :)
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