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Microsoft Access 2010 subform formatting with datasheet view

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I am creating an input form for a client and they want the subform to display highlighting if a record has one price different by x percent from another price. I want the subform to display multiple records at a time and the only way I have found to do that is with datasheet view. I have tried to change formats with VBA but it is not working.

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Bill Ross earned 1000 total points
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Hi,

Suggest you use continuous forms and conditional formatting.  Use a query as the recordsource for the subform with the desired expression and use conditional formatting to change the color.

Here is a good MS article on the process:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/change-the-appearance-of-a-control-by-using-conditional-formatting-HA010208133.aspx

Regards,

Bill
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Hi Bill, thanks. Will this work on a subform?
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by:Gustav Brock
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>  I have tried to change formats with VBA but it is not working.

That's because it is ignored in datasheetview.
You have to use conditional formatting in this case.

/gustav
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Hi,

Yes.  You can design the subform separately and the changes will be available in the main form when the subform is viewed.

Regards,

Bill
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by:Helen Feddema
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See my Access Archon article on this topic:

http://www.helenfeddema.com/Files/accarch173.zip

and here is a screen shot:

Current Row back color
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Thank you very much. I was able to accomplish exactly what I desired with comments from Bill and Helen. Excellent!!
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