Access subform filter data from parent

I have an application that starts with a Main form. When the user selects a job and clicks a button this code executes
   
    stLinkCriteria = "[Job#]=" & Me![lboxJobList]
    DoCmd.OpenForm stDocName, , , stLinkCriteria

this works and the form/subform display correctly

The problem is that access appears to load the entire table for the subform

The subform recordsource is just a simple select

select * from jobdetails

How can I convert this to a query with a where clause and then set the parameter before loading?
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JonMnyAsked:
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mbizupConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you wamt to load records on demand,  leave your main and subform recordsources blank in their property sheets (Keep the master/child links intact), and set the recordsources through code in their open events, loading just the records specified by the first form.

In the Subform Open Event:

Dim strSQL as string
Dim strCriteria as string

StrSQL = "SELECT * FROM jobdetails " 

strCriteria = NZ(Forms!YourFirstFormName.lboxJobList,"")
If strCriteria <> "" Then  strCriteria = "WHERE [job#] = " & strCriteria

Me.Recordsource =  strSQL  & strCriteria

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And in the main form Open event (adjust according to your actual mainform query, as needed):


Dim strSQL as string
Dim strCriteria as string

StrSQL = "SELECT * FROM jobMain " 

strCriteria = NZ(Forms!YourFirstFormName.lboxJobList,"")
If strCriteria <> "" Then  strCriteria = "WHERE [job#] = " & strCriteria

Me.Recordsource =  strSQL  & strCriteria

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etech0Commented:
If the form and subform both show the correct record, I don't see what the problem is...

By subform, do you mean that is embedded in the main form? Which form does the button open?
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JonMnyAuthor Commented:
it's a performance problem.

one form opens a second. The second form has the subform
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<The second form has the subform >

on this second form, did you set the Master/Child Link fields property of the subform?
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JonMnyAuthor Commented:
yes those are set to the job#
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etech0Commented:
Assuming that you have the ability to change records from the parent form, your setup is  really the best setup for what you want. We could set it so that the subform's recordsource was that one record, but then it would have to requery each time you change records, which would take more time.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
the problem here is, the subform is loaded first before the main form, so when you apply the filter to the main form from the command  "docmd.openform" the subform is already loaded.. so add this code in the load event of the main form

private sub form_load()



me.subformcontrolName.requery

end sub
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JonMnyAuthor Commented:
the table is linked to a SQL Azure database. It takes about 2 min to open the form. So really needs to load on demand
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etech0Commented:
Do you ever use the parent form to change records?
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JonMnyAuthor Commented:
no they have to go back to the main form to do that.
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etech0Commented:
What's the recordsource of the parent form?
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