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How to remove quotation marks from a report name within a variable

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I am using the string variable ReportName which contains the name of a report "Rpt_MonthlyReport121231".  (The reason for the variable is that the name of the report changes every month.)

It works great when used in the statement:  DoCmd.OpenReport ReportName, acViewPreview, , "HHID=" & ClientNowPrinting  

However it does not work in this statement:  Totalpages = Reports![ReportName].Pages

I discovered the reason is that the latter statement can't accept the QUOTATION MARKS around the name of the report.  (The statement works fine if I simply write Rpt_MonthlyReport in the brackets without quotes)

How can I use the variable and eliminate the quotes?
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Question by:David_W_R
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Try this:

Totalpages = Reports(ReportName).Pages
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by:David_W_R
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Extend arm, clench fist and pull quickly toward shoulder.  Utter "YES!"
Thanks, mbizup.  Saved SO much time.
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Glad to help out!

BTW, you can do the same with other collections such as forms, controls  etc...


msgbox Forms(strFormName).Controls(strControlName).Value

Or loop through collections getting all elements generically using 'Each':

dim ctl as Control
For Each ctl in Me.Controls
      If ctl.ControlType = actextbox then ctl.BackColor = vbBlue
Next

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Much appreciated.  I'm making a paper note place next to my keyboard so I can review this format often until it becomes a permanent part of my repertoire.  Could have been very helpful in the past, and I'm sure it'll come in handy again soon.
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