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Two forms open the same report

Posted on 2013-11-21
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Two forms can open the same report. When the report closes I want the form that opened the report to be re-opened. That is assuming that the form has to be closed before opening a report. One of the forms is a pop up and stays in front of the report until manually closed. So I have to close it first then open report. In the past I have copied the report renamed it and opened two different reports using the reports on close event to re-open the correct form, but that must be the wrong way to do it?

Access 2003
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by:mbizup
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You can use OpenArgs when you open the report:

DoCmd.OpenReport "reportname", WhereCondition := "Id = " & Me.ID, OpenArgs := Me.Name
DoCmd.Close acForm, Me.Name    '<--- close the form after opening the report.

And then in the close event of your report:

Docmd.OpenForm Me.OpenArgs
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 350 total points
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I avoid opening, closing, and reopening  Forms unless absolutely required for some reason. Most of the time there is really no good reason.

I like to just hide the form not close it  using:

Me.Visible = False

In the on close event I look to see which form is loaded and make it visible again.

Example:

If CurrentProject.AllForms("FormName1").IsLoaded = True Then
    forms("FormName1").Visible = True
End If

If CurrentProject.AllForms("FormName2").IsLoaded = True Then
    forms("FormName2").Visible = True
End If

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I find this can also dramatically improve performance
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by:DatabaseDek
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Brilliant, both.

Thanks you
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