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access display number of record in form (not ID)

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Hi!
I have an access subform that displays a datasheet view list of comments. Is there a way to extract the number of the currently selected comment? I can't use ID, because there are many more comments, and the table is filtered to only show comments that are linked to the currently selected taskID in the parent form. I want the extracted number to also take into account the way the form is sorted, with most recent comments on top.
(The reason I want this is to have a textbox that shows "showing comment x of total")
Can this be done?
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by:peter57r
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In the form_current event procedure for the subform use the code...


Me.yourtextboxname = "Showing Record " & Me.Recordset.AbsolutePosition + 1 & " of  " & Me.Recordset.RecordCount
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by:etech0
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Thanks for your response. However, when the code runs, I get an "Object doesn't support this property or method" error.

Here is my code, modified to apply to my parent and sub form, and run from a module:
Forms!catwebwork2f.CommentNum = "Showing Comment " & MForms!catwebwork2f.CatWebWork2CommentsSummaryF.Recordset.AbsolutePosition + 1 & " of  " & Forms!catwebwork2f.CatWebWork2CommentsSummaryF.Recordset.RecordCount

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Forms!catwebwork2f.CommentNum = "Showing Comment "
 & MForms!catwebwork2f.CatWebWork2CommentsSummaryF.Recordset.AbsolutePosition + 1
 &
 " of  " &
 Forms!catwebwork2f.CatWebWork2CommentsSummaryF.Recordset.RecordCount

You have an extra M in front of Forms which should be removed.
You also need an object reference to the form as in...

Forms!catwebwork2f.CatWebWork2CommentsSummaryF.Form.Recordset  .......etc
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by:etech0
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That works great! Thanks.
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