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This code doesn't seem change the bookmark value.  I can't tell why not.
    Dim State_rst As DAO.Recordset
    Dim lngCountOfSourceItems As Long
    Dim lngOriginatingRecord As Long           ' will be a recordset bookmark
    Dim i As Integer ' my record counter index

    Set State_rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("tblStates", dbOpenDynaset)
    State_rst.MoveLast           'Makes sure count below is correct
    Let lngCountOfSourceItems = State_rst.RecordCount
    State_rst.MoveFirst          ' Make sure to start at beginning
    For i = 1 To lngCountOfSourceItems
        Let lngOriginatingRecord = State_rst.Bookmark 
        << do something >>
    State_rst.MoveNext
    Next

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Dim lngOriginatingRecord As Variant' will be a recordset bookmark

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Let lngCountOfSourceItems = State_rst.RecordCount

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lngCountOfSourceItems = State_rst.RecordCount

You don't need or want Let.

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by:DrftrBob
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If I may ask a silly question, what type of data is a bookmark?  If silly, I can accept that.  I suppose debug.print won't display the data properly.  My watched variable seems to be an array now.  Dang - it's late.
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"what type of data is a bookmark"
Variant (binary string)
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
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"Bookmark: A property of a Recordset object or a form that contains a binary string identifying the current record.) that uniquely identifies the current record (current record: The record in a recordset that you can modify or retrieve data from. There is only one current record in a recordset, but a recordset may have no current record, for example, after a record has been deleted from a dynaset-type recordset.) in a Recordset object.
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