Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

MS Access Report error

Posted on 2013-06-28
2
Medium Priority
?
444 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-28
HI

I have an Access Report that contains a sub report.  The main form has control that references a total box on the sub report.  This all works fine until the sub report contains no data and then the control that references it on the main form display #error.

How can I get around this?

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:kenabbott
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39284721
Paste this function into a standard module:

Function AvoidError(n As Variant, varReplaceWith As Variant)

10      On Error GoTo AvoidError_Error

20      AvoidError = Nz(n, varReplaceWith)

AvoidError_Exit:
30      Exit Function

AvoidError_Error:
40      AvoidError = varReplaceWith
50      Resume AvoidError_Exit

End Function


 and then change the reference in your report to:

=AvoidError(<subreport reference here>, "N/A")

Jim.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kenabbott
ID: 39284888
Many thanks - worked a treat
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
Access custom database properties are useful for storing miscellaneous bits of information in a format that persists through database closing and reopening.  This article shows how to create and use them.
Using Microsoft Access, learn some simple rules for how to construct tables in a relational database. Split up all multi-value fields into single values: Split up fields that belong to other things into separate tables: Make sure that all record…
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question