Query by form - display results in form

Posted on 2013-02-07
Last Modified: 2013-02-08
When I hit the search button on my form I get an error. What is causing the error and how do I fix it? See attached database.
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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You have it all wrong there.
Do you want to use VBA or A macro?
You have Macro Actions in a VBA Function...?

Try it like this:
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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In other words by using just a macro as I did above, no VBA code is needed...

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boag2000 how do I see what you did? When I click on your example a bunch of symbols pop up...
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I was trying to do this...
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<When I click on your example a bunch of symbols pop up... >
Not sure what you are doing then...

I type in "Barry" as the county.
Then I click the button and get this:
Try Downloading the sample again and let me know

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That's EXACTLY what I was trying to do. Except I don't know how to download your file. I click on the link and a browser page pops up with all this gibberish. I can't find another place to click or an option that says download or save file...
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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That is because the site does not know the .accdb extension...

Right-click on the link and select "Save Link As", and point to a location on your disk.
(for example:, My Documents)
Then you can go to that location and open the file

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Oh geeze boag2000 you are the best, like the best, I love it when you answer my questions!!! Thank you so much!

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Boag2000 is the best!
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<Oh geeze boag2000 you are the best, like the best, I love it when you answer my questions!!! Thank you so much! >
Thanks, But I am only one of the many Experts here.

But give yourself some credit.
You made a valiant try at taking a complex articular and trying to get it to work for your purposes.
Many people would have simply "asked" for a solution, but you sought one out on your own.

The fact that you were able to show me what you did, enabled me to target my solution.
This is why I always try to post sample files.
Many times you go through all the trouble of following a complex set of steps, ..only to find out that it does not work in the way you expected (or does not work at all!)

But as a bonus, I will also say that you could have created code on the click event of the button that was simply this:
Docmd.OpenQuery "QBF_Query"
See the new sample

Other notes:
You should also have a table of distinct Counties
You also need a table of Distinct Waterbodies
Then a third "Junction" table: CountyWaterbodies, join the two
(I guess the same thing would go for "Species...? and the other tables as well)
This will allow you to build a drop down box on your form to "select" a county (or Waterbody, or whatever), instead of relying on the user to spell it correctly.
But you should perhaps post a separate question on this topic. (Many-To-Many relationships)

In otherwords, before you start designing complex interfaces for your application, make sure the data is properly normalized and related.


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