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reference label value on form in query grid function

Posted on 2013-01-25
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I have this:
Sequence7: Right(OnlyAlphaNum([vin_original_dvla])7)

how do i make the seven point to the value of a label on the form?

i tried:
Sequence7: Right(OnlyAlphaNum([vin_original_dvla]), me.LblExportSeqCount.caption)
am in the query grid in access 2010
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Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Are you saying that the caption of the label has a numerical value that you want to use to determine how many characters to use?
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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To refer to a control on a form, the syntax looks like:

Forms!formName.control

For a labels caption, you would also have to change that to a number, something like:

Val(Forms!formName.lblExportSeqcount.caption)
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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I assume that the OnlyAlphaNum( ) function call will return a string value

So, in your query it might look like:
Sequence7: Right(OnlyAlphaNum([vin_original_dvla]), Val(Forms!yourFormName.LblExportSeqCount.caption)))

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by:PeterBaileyUk
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thank you fyed.
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