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Error: 2455 - You entered an expression that has an invalid reference to the property

Posted on 2013-01-03
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Been around the world and back on subforms with some great input by the Experts

I'm able to execute a public sub on my subform with this...

Me!MarketingVisitationClient.Form.loadRows

I'm now trying to set a variable to a function on  sub sub form and am getting the error message

This is what I'm executing
 Dim s As String
   
    s = Me!MarketingVisitationClient.Form.MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.Form.sayWhat

The function on the sub sub form is this
Public Function sayWhat() As String
    Set sayWhat = "Larry"
End Function
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by:mbizup
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SET only applies to objects.  Try this instead to set a string's value:

Public Function sayWhat() As String
     sayWhat = "Larry"
End Function

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by:Rey Obrero
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remove the word "set"

Public Function sayWhat() As String
   sayWhat = "Larry"
End Function
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by:lrbrister
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hey guys...
I saw that when I placed it in a module and I corrected.
SO I changed in my form and am still getting the same error
(this screen)

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by:mbizup
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Make sure that you are using the name of the subform control (which is possibly different from the name of the subform as seen in the Forms window...
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Here's a sample...
PublicFunction.mdb
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by:lrbrister
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mbizup
I am...to make sure I clicked on the frame in the subform.  It and the Subform have the same name
MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist
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by:Rey Obrero
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what is the name of the subform where the  function sayWhat is ?

try calling the function with this line

Form_nameofSubform.sayWhat
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
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As a test, see if this works:

s = Form_MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.sayWhat
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by:Rey Obrero
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;-)
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by:mbizup
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Just checking... it looks like you are loading your subform at run-time.  Are you doing the same with your sub-subform?

If so, is MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist actually loaded as the source object of your sub-sub form at the time you try to execute "sayWhat"?

(If it is not loaded, you will not be able to run that function)
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
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(pages are taking forever to refresh at the moment <sigh>)
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capricorn and DatabaseMX

This worked...
   s = Form_MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.sayWhat
    MsgBox s

So...How do I use that so that it's unique to each record?

I'm actually running this from the midle for below.
They are all datasheet view forms with a 1 to many as you go deeper in the forms
The one thing that binds them all together is [Client ID]

Form
  Subform
     SubFOrm        (s = Form_MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.sayWhat)
          SubForm
               SubForm( Form_MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist)
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by:Rey Obrero
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<So...How do I use that so that it's unique to each record?>

you may need to pass to the function the value of the unique record or something else..


what are you trying to get as the value returned by the function?
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
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Try this


s= Me.Parent.Parent.Sub1.Form.Sub2.Form.Sub3.Form.MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.Form.sayWhat

Where Sub1,2,3 are the Subform Control Names down that chain ...

mx
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capricorn1

Well...this journey started with me just trying to access the form.
After about 3 days I discovered that the frame and the subform it was in had different names.

What I'm trying to actually do is run a public routine on that sub form and load data onto it.

I know it seems backwards...but a view or some other linked data source just doesn;t work in this case

So...I would want to run loadData(clientID, visitID)
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by:mbizup
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Curious -- what is in your LoadData routine that is preventing you from including it in a public module rather than as a function in your sub-sub form?

If you place it in a public module, I would think you could get the line-by-line results simply by setting the control source of a textbox on your middle form to:

= LoadData([clientID], [visitID])

(I don't think you can do this if the function is in your sub-sub form)
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by:lrbrister
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Folks,
  Sorry for the late get back.

In the end, this answer helped me the most.

Hope I haven't ruffled anyone.  I truly appreciate everyones answer
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