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

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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mbizupCommented:
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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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
remove the word "set"

Public Function sayWhat() As String
   sayWhat = "Larry"
End Function
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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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mbizupCommented:
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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mbizupCommented:
Here's a sample...
PublicFunction.mdb
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
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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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
As a test, see if this works:

s = Form_MarketingVisitationClientContactsWorklist.sayWhat
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
;-)
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mbizupCommented:
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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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
(pages are taking forever to refresh at the moment <sigh>)
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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<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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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
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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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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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mbizupCommented:
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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lrbristerAuthor Commented:
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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