Close the form from a subform procedure

I have a mainform/subform.  On teh subform next to the record is an edit button that does call another form for a particular record and works find. But I want to close this first form in the code, but since it is on the sub-form, it does not close the entire form at all.

 DoCmd.OpenForm "frmEmployees", , , "[EmpUserID]= '" & strUserID & "' " -THIS WORKS
 DoCmd.Close acForm, Me.Parent.frmEmpsNoJobID - THIS DOES NOT

The main form is called frmUnmatchedEmpoyees.  This is an Access 2003 form.

Sandra
Sandra SmithRetiredAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
it is not clear from your post what objects are open and when....

It is also not clear what form you are on and what form you want to close

(Or even why you would want to close a form that you are not currently in/on...?

You say things like "I want to close this first form"
...but it is not clear what form you have designated as the "First form"

This is why a sample database is *Much* easier to work from than a complex description...

Or instead refer to your forms as FormA, FormB, FormC, ...etc
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mbizupCommented:
Just use the name of the form.

Docmd.close acform, me.parent.name
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
That did it.  I had assumed when the sames said Name, I shoudl type the name of the subform!

Sandra
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mbizupCommented:
Alteratvely

Docmd.close acform,"frmunmatchedemployee"
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Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Jeff, part of the reason I don't post the databases is that I am at a finanicial institutions and every thing is confidential with a lot of client data, transaction, account numbers etc.  When I encounter a problem during the day, I simply cannot clean out the database in order to post it, but need to try to describe the problem as best I can without loading any data.  It is a bit cumbersome, but is the environment I have to work with.
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mbizupCommented:
Very smart!  I wish everybody who posted here were that conscientious.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Jeff, part of the reason I don't post the databases is that...>

I understand, ...just in a lot of cases I find that the issue can quickly be resolved by the simple saying I always use...
    "Just show me what you have, ...then show me what you want..."  

;-)

Jeff
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