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

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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Extend arm, clench fist and pull quickly toward shoulder.  Utter "YES!"
Thanks, mbizup.  Saved SO much time.
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.